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Mahāyāna Ethics and American Buddhism: Subtle Solutions or Creative Perversions?
Author Prebish, Charles S.
Source Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Volumev.20
Date2013
Pages376 - 400
PublisherDepartment of History & Religious Studies Program , The Pennsylvania State University
Publisher Url http://history.psu.edu
LocationUniversity Park, PA, US
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
NoteCharles S. Prebish, 2465 Circleville Road, Unit 137, State College, Pennsylvania 16803.
Abstract“Mahāyāna Ethics and American Buddhism: Subtle Solutions or Creative Perversions?” initially explores the notion of two distinctly different forms of upāya, first presented by Damien Keown in his 1992 volume The Nature of Buddhist Ethics, in which one form of skill-in-means is available only to bodhisattvas prior to stage seven of the bodhisattva’s path and requires adherence to all proper ethical guidelines, while the second form of upāya is applicable to bodhisattvas at stage seven and beyond, and allows them to ignore any and all ethical guidelines in their attempts to alleviate suffering. This distinctly Mahāyāna interpretation of upāya is used to examine the presumably
scandalous behavior of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Richard Baker, Rōshi, two of the most popular and controversial figures in American Buddhism. The article concludes that we can at least infer that applied in the proper fashion, by accomplished teachers, the activities allowed by upāya do present possibly subtle explanations of seemingly inappropriate behaviors. On the other hand, if
abused by less realized beings, we must recognize these acts as merely creative perversions of a noble ethical heritage.
ISSN10769005 (E)
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Created date2014.07.14
Modified date2017.07.13



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