tirsdag 30. april 2013

Buddhism: 'Violence for the sake of peace?'

Buddhism, with its emphasis on karma and samsara -- the idea that the cycle of birth and death is driven by the actions of an individual -- is traditionally deeply averse to killing, believing it creates negative karma that will be revisited on a person in their own lifetime or in subsequent reincarnations. So how do the largely Buddhist state security in these countries square their beliefs with the need to fight? Read more