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By Reza Shah Kazemi

Forging a interfaith conversation among traditions that sometimes stand at odds, this groundbreaking book explores the scriptural and non secular tenets of Islam and Buddhism on the subject of each other, making a foundation for comparability and research of the 2 traditions. Written by way of eminent students, this discussion juxtaposes foundational rules and practices by means of linking underlining rules and fostering a mutual appreciation among fans of either religions. This interfaith quantity discusses metaphysical traditions and philosophical reviews born of Islam and Buddhism, areas them in context with one another, hence encouraging knowing, and delivering some degree of reference for endured studying and cooperation.
Forging an interfaith conversation among traditions that sometimes stand at odds, this groundbreaking e-book explores the scriptural and non secular tenets of Islam and Buddhism with regards to each other, making a foundation for comparability and research of the 2 traditions. The dialogue juxtaposes foundational rules and practices through linking underlying ideas and fostering a mutual appreciation among fans of either religions. This interfaith initiative focuses upon metaphysical and moral facets of Islam and Buddhism, placing them in context with one another, therefore encouraging realizing, and delivering some extent of reference for carrying on with and deepening reciprocal appreciate and collaboration. of their respective introductions to this ebook, H.H. the Dalai Lama states that the publication is helping reveal that Islam is certainly a 'path of salvation'; whereas major Islamic pupil of jurisprudence, Prof Mohammad Hashim Kamali, asserts that at the foundation of this ebook you can actually argue that Buddhism is an real 'deen' or religion.

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B. Horner, D. Snelgrove, A. Waley (Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1954), p. 95. 29 common ground between islam and buddhism this One reality for its existence: Everything thereon is passing away (fān); and there subsists (yabqā) only the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Glory (55:26–27). Thus, this first testimony comes to mean, in metaphysical terms: ‘No reality but the one and only Reality’. The false ‘gods’ of paganism are not just idols made of wood and stone, but also, and more fundamentally, so many erroneous views of reality, so many mistakes on the level of thought.

P. 294. 2. Buddhist Texts Through the Ages, eds. E. B. Horner, D. Snelgrove, A. Waley (Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1954), p. 95. 29 common ground between islam and buddhism this One reality for its existence: Everything thereon is passing away (fān); and there subsists (yabqā) only the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Glory (55:26–27). Thus, this first testimony comes to mean, in metaphysical terms: ‘No reality but the one and only Reality’. The false ‘gods’ of paganism are not just idols made of wood and stone, but also, and more fundamentally, so many erroneous views of reality, so many mistakes on the level of thought.

Kalupahana, Nāgārjūna—The Philosophy of the Middle Way (State University of New York Press, 1986), p. 2). E. ’. Nāgārjūna in Context (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), p. 63. 5. Zen is an abbreviated form of Zenna, as Ch’an is of Ch’anna, both being derived from the Sanskrit Dhyāna, meaning meditation. According to Daihetz Suzuki, Zen is ‘no doubt the native product of the Chinese mind’; it is ‘the Chinese way of applying the doctrine of enlightenment in our practical life’. T. Suzuki, Essays in Zen Buddhism (London: Rider & Company, 1970), vol.

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