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Bodily Sacrifice for a Single True Verse

Prof. Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh) examines stories of how the Buddha in a past life (as Bodhisattva) made a great sacrifice in exchange for a single verse of true teaching, and explores the implications of this cluster of stories for our understandings of the relationship between the dharma and buddhahood.

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Buddhist Terrorism: Killing Compassionately?

Prof. Brian Victoria (Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies), asks: Is it possible for a Buddhist, acting in accordance with Buddhist teachings, to take the lives of others out of compassion?

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