A Little Bit of Buddha: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought by Chad Mercree

By Chad Mercree

Buddhism blossoms from the phrases and lifetime of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Buddhism is a philosophy, no longer a faith, and billions of individuals version their lifestyle at the peaceable and compassionate teachings of the Buddha. he isn't worshipped as a god, yet really revered as a daily individual who rediscovered a lifestyle that ended in the tip of his pain and confusion concerning the apparent tragedy of the area. Buddha's phrases and teachings proceed to persuade society in optimistic methods via encouraging us all to develop happiness and peace from within.

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Where the pre-1970 period provides evidence of some very high profile, high ranking leaders in social work scholarship with interests in religion and spirituality, or both, the post-1990 period sees an equally promising collection of scholars and practitioners commiĴed to newer approaches to spirituality and social work. This more recent focus on spirituality reflects shiĞs in the scientific and academic communities, as well as global demographic and socio-cultural transitions that stress the importance of exploring spirituality in people’s lives (Ai, 2002; Monk-Turner, 2003).

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