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dc.contributor.authorLele, Amoden_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T02:03:16Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T02:03:16Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citation“The Compassionate Gift of Vice: Śāntideva on Gifts, Altruism and Poverty.” Journal of Buddhist Ethics 20 (2013): 702-34.
dc.identifier.issn1076-9005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/18054
dc.description.abstractThe Mahāyāna Buddhist thinker Śāntideva tells his audience to give out alcohol, weapons and sex for reasons of Buddhist compassion, though he repeatedly warns of the dangers of all these three. The article shows how Śāntideva resolves this issue: these gifts, and gifts in general, attract their recipients to the virtuous giver, in a way that helps the recipients to become more virtuous in the long run. As a consequence, Śāntideva does recommend the alleviation of poverty, but assigns it a much smaller significance than is usually supposed. His views run counter to many engaged Buddhist discussions of political action, and lend support to the “modernist” interpretation of engaged Buddhist practice.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJournal of Buddhist Ethicsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United Statesen_US
dc.rightsDigital copies of this work may be made and distributed provided no change is made and no alteration is made to the content. Reproduction in any other format, with the exception of a single copy for private study, requires the written permission of the author. All enquiries to: cozort@dickinson.edu.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
dc.subjectŚāntidevaen_US
dc.subjectBuddhismen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectEngaged Buddhismen_US
dc.subjectGiften_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectHumanities and religionen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.titleThe compassionate gift of vice: Śāntideva on gifts, altruism, and povertyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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