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    DescriptionWhile there are numerous books on Buddhist meditation and philosophy, there are few books that are entirely devoted to the practice of Buddhist ethics. Here Subhadramati, an experienced teacher of meditation and ethics, communicates clearly both their founding principles and the practical methods to embody them. She begins by stating that Buddhist ethics don't see human nature as something to be beaten into submission, tamed or domesticated. Buddhism is not trying 'to cure life of itself'. Buddhism is about fulfilling our human nature, not diminishing it, and its ethics are both the means and the expression of this fulfilment. In Buddhism, being ethical means being truly human. Buddhist ethics are thus not about conforming to a set of conventions, not about 'being good' in order to gain material, social or religious rewards. Instead, as Subhadramati outlines, living ethically springs from the awareness that other people are essentially no different from ourselves. We can, if we choose, actively develop this awareness, through cultivating more and more love, clarity and contentment. Helping us to come into a greater harmony with all that lives, including ourselves, this is ultimately a guidebook to a more satisfactory life.

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    Not About Being Good
    A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Subhadramati
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781909314016
    ISBN 10: 1909314013

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC classification: BL
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    Abridged Dewey: 294
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25280
    BISAC V2.8: PHI028000, SEL031000
    BIC subject category V2: HREP
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    DC23: 294.35
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Windhorse Publications
    Imprint name
    Windhorse Publications
    Publication date
    17 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Subhadramati is a teacher of meditation and Buddhism at the London Buddhist Centre. This is her first book.