Title:Ethics in Early Buddhism
Author:David J. Kalupahana
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
Edition:First Indian Edition
Remarks:Notes, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.
Size:146 x 224 mm
This book, through extensive textual study, explores the Buddhas and Buddhism uncomprising and unflinching emphasis on the centrality of ethics as against any attempts to causally relate moral perfection to stereological or eschatological goal. What is most admirable about Buddhism is that it integrates the vertical development of human consciousness, for which the other is the necessary condition, with the gradual development of morality. In brief, Buddhism is about overcoming of suffering, the greatest evil, through ethicization of human consciousness and conduct, which also takes care of the ethicization of the society and the universe. Besides, some of the essays of this book explore many other themes like Buddhist epistemology, nature of self, time, and interculturality.