The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony - Praise
In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be advocates of peace and justice?
“Through scholarship and wise discernment Bhikkhu Bodhi has chosen a set of discourses that uncover and make clear the Buddha’s approach to social affairs. A timely and powerful resource for all varieties of peace work, The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony provides a direct way to refer to the Buddha’s teachings around developing civil society. This is a fantastic support and inspiration for all of us who value and wish to foster a more harmonious world.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
“Bhikkhu Bodhi, the master scholar/translator of the Buddha’s teachings, has assembled perhaps his most important book. He draws upon on the depth of exploration of the Buddha teachings on the importance of community life. This book offers a precise and contemporary translation on the application of social and communal harmony, religious and secular. Everyone from presidents, to politicians, to business leaders, religious authorities, educators and those working to develop society can dip into this book for invaluable insights and their application. You will find this book has much to offer whether dealing with family issues, skillful alternatives to blame, anger and violence, social conflict and national and international issues requiring non-violent resolution. It needs to be on the desk of every institution. Remember to read slowly a passage to glean out the wisdom for today. Then apply.”—Christopher Titmuss, author of An Awakened Life
“Essential reading for the socially engaged individual, Buddhist or otherwise.”—Buddhadharma