The Buddha and the Terrorist

The Buddha and the Terrorist : The Story of Angulimala

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Among all the experiences of the Buddha, perhaps his eye-to-eye encounter with an actual terrorist is the one most relevant and vital for those of us caught in the binds of the early 21st century. By telling the tale of the pitiless blood-splattered Angulimala, Satish Kumar reminds us that when the Buddha deliberately and compassionately faced real fear, the fear in that real face evaporated. This revised edition includes a new Prologue, 'Talking to Terrorists', in which Satish Kumar discusses how we can best deal with the phenomenon of international terrorism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 123 x 174 x 10mm | 118g
  • Totnes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1903998638
  • 9781903998632
  • 41,160

Table of contents

Prologue: Talking to Terrorists


Foreword by Allan Hunt Badiner


Introduction: The Story of Angulimala


1. Encountering the Monster


2. The Conversion of a King


3. Freedom from Fear


4. Spiritual Simplicity


5. Seeking Revenge


6. The Triumph of Forgiveness


7. From Death to Life
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Review quote

The Buddha and the Terrorist is an inspiring retelling of an ancient legend. It has a lucid clarity and directness that speaks pointedly and movingly to our times. It should touch every heart that meets it." * Pico Iyer, author of The Global Soul *
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About Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues. He lives in England and is Editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, co-founder of Schumacher College and founder of the Schumacher Society UK.
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