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Title: The Idea of Compassion
Authors: YOKOTA, John S.
YOKOTA, Shunji
Keywords: Buddhist Theology
History of Buddhist Thought
Buddhist social ethics
Process thought
Inter-religious dialog
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2001
Publisher: 京都女子大学現代社会学部
Abstract: The paper discusses the Buddhist notion of compassion through an analysis and critique of the Mahayana doctrines of bodhisattva (enlightened beings) and upaya (skillful means). While it recognizes the importance of the soteriological context of the concepts considered, it proposes both the possibility and necessity to look beyond this original meaning to one encompassing the social-historical dimension. It is only in this way can the notion of Buddhist compassion contribute to a discussion of salvation in the fullest sense of the word. The process thought influenced by A. N. Whitehead as well as the Liberal Protestant tradition have influenced the development of this discussion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11173/300
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