This book comprises fifteen research articles primarily based on the discipline of Indian and Buddhist Studies. The collection is designed to propose a Buddhist philosophy of religion--that the insight of Prajna and Sunyata initiates a future religion which is freed both from conflict between reasoning and believing, and from goal-oriented cycles of life. It addresses transformation from the conflict-ridden quest for a supreme being, to the search for a non-theistic nature of spirituality that provides a foundation for universal human happiness and salvation. For the discipline of Buddhist Studies, this collection also demonstrates the productive value of drawing upon cross-cultural and cross-racial literary sources and traditions.
DR. SHOHEI ICHIMURAA trained in Zen Study at Komazawa College in Tokyo and performed graduate studies in History and Philosophy of Religion and Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard University. He has been the director of the North American Institute of Zen and Buddhist Studies since 1993.
"...full of thought provoking discussions of a wide range of questions
difficult to assess in a single review... a stimulating work for anyone
interested in Buddhist philosophy and spirituality."
--Buddhist Studies Review