Islamic Perspectives on Science and Technology: Selected by Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Osman Bakar, Daud Abdul-Fattah

By Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Osman Bakar, Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor, Rugayah Hashim

This ebook provides 25 chosen papers from the overseas convention on “Developing Synergies among Islam & technology and know-how for Mankind’s gain” held on the foreign Institute for complex Islamic stories Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, in October 2014. The papers hide a vast diversity of concerns reflecting the most convention issues: Cosmology and the Universe, Philosophy of technology and the Emergence of organic structures, rules and functions of Tawhidic technology, clinical functions of Tawhidic technological know-how and Bioethics, and the heritage and educating of technological know-how from an Islamic standpoint. Highlighting the relationships among the Islamic spiritual worldview and the actual sciences, the e-book demanding situations secularist paradigms at the learn of technology and expertise. Integrating metaphysical views of technology, issues contain Islamic ways to S&T reminiscent of an Islamic epistemology of the philosophy of technology, a brand new quantum idea, environmental care, averting wasteful intake utilizing Islamic teachings, and emotional-blasting mental treatment. Eminent contributing students comprise Osman Bakar, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Mehdi Golshani, Mohd. Kamal Hassan, Adi Setia and Malik Badri. The e-book is vital examining for a large staff of teachers and practitioners, from Islamic students and social scientists to (physical) scientists and engineers.

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Serene compassion : a Christian appreciation of Buddhist by Denise Lardner Carmoes Santa Clara University & The Late

By Denise Lardner Carmoes Santa Clara University & The Late John Tully Carmody Senior Research Fellow In Religion Santa Clara University

Buddhism is deeply appealing to many within the West. Its beliefs of serenity and compassion appear to offer a size of private spirituality that they do not locate of their personal traditions. For these raised within the Christian Church, Buddhism can seem to exemplify the simplest of their personal religion--qualities similar to peacefulness, simplicity, and reverence for life--while dishing out with inflexible doctrines and legalistic morality. certainly, the variety of Christian converts to Buddhism--especially within the United States--has grown exponentially through the years. while, Buddhists and Christians, spotting the affinities of the 2 faiths, have more and more sought to enhance an inter-religious dialogue.
In Serene Compassion, John and Denise Carmody supply an available evaluation and assessment of Buddhist inspiration and perform from a Christian viewpoint. They locate that Buddhism is, in lots of methods, an amazing supplement and better half to Christianity. to teach why, the Carmodys concentrate on Buddhist rules approximately holiness--comprising such virtues as purity, devotion, orderliness, compassion, and wholeheartedness--and show how they examine to related values in conventional Christianity. They emphasize the kinship among seekers of holiness in either traditions, and provide a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of meditative practices that deliver realization and mind's eye into the carrier of non secular lifestyles. whilst, despite the fact that, they're frank approximately issues of doctrinal confrontation, making it transparent that a few features of Buddhist concept usually are not suitable with a Christian international view.
relocating way past an easy exposition of Buddhist notions, or a comparability of Christian with Buddhist perform, Serene Compassion concludes that Buddhists and Christians percentage a easy humanity, and that Buddhism's good fortune on the job of nourishing this humanity has a lot to coach all Christians. Informative and insightful, it is going to entice readers impending the discussion from each side, and to all engaged within the non secular quest

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And the Flowers Showered Discourses on Zen by Osho

By Osho

Glance now at what is given in your aspect of those revealed works, on the position they're being considered from. although you've been looking out the cosmos from a while, you are going to by no means discover a Room as spacious, as deep, as excessive and huge as this. it's the throne room of this majesty; the king of all kings... our Osho.

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Meaningful to Behold: A Commentary to the Shantideva's Guide by Kelsang Gyatso

By Kelsang Gyatso

A verse-by-verse statement on Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's method of Life," this exploration illustrates the best way to interact in a Bodhisattva's activities via reworking day-by-day actions via a robust, compassionate desire to profit others. the reasons of this universally enjoyed poem exhibit how one can ripen one's innate ability for romance, providing real how one can supply kindness and stable will to the planet and people who inhabit it. With considerate illumination and useful functions, the total effectiveness and profundity of this glorious poem are printed, giving readers steps for jogging in the direction of enlightenment.

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History of Indian philosophy by Erich Frauwallner

By Erich Frauwallner

The 1st quantity is dedicated to the oldest interval of Indian Philosophy from the start to the top of the 1st millennium after Christ. It embraces the philosophy of the Veda and the epic, the Buddha and the Jina, the Sankhya and the classical Yoga procedure. quantity II units forth the presentation of the nature_philosophical schools_the Vaisesika and Jaina structures and the structures of Lokayatas, Kautilya and different materialists.

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Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to by Richard F. Gombrich

By Richard F. Gombrich

Written by means of the top authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated variation takes into consideration contemporary learn to incorporate the controversies over the date of the Buddha and present social and political advancements in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the social and spiritual contexts opposed to which Buddhism has constructed and adjusted all through background, demonstrating particularly, the way it has consistently prompted and been stimulated through its social atmosphere in a fashion which maintains to at the present time.

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Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy by Alfio Cerami, Pieter Vanhuysse

By Alfio Cerami, Pieter Vanhuysse

This publication adopts novel theoretical techniques to review the various welfare pathways that experience advanced throughout valuable and jap Europe because the finish of communism. It highlights the function of explanatory components reminiscent of micro-causal mechanisms, energy politics, course departure, and elite techniques.

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Kashmir Shaivism : Under Siege by M. G Chitkara

By M. G Chitkara

During this publication, Justice M G Chitkara, who retired as vice president of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, offers with parallel streams of Kashmir historical past: on religious facet, he dwells upon the improvement of assorted stages of Shaivism; and at the mundane facet, he talks concerning the heritage of rulers and the governed, the spiritual dissension and, particularly, the persecution of Kashmiri Pandits within the backdrop of terrorist actions within the Valley.

Tracing the Shavism culture in Kashmir, the writer discusses at size the diadem of Himalayas, self-realisation, Hindu literature with particular concentrate on Shaiva scriptures, Bodhyana''s Brahmsutra and Amarnath dham. he is taking a detailed examine ethnic cleansing within the Valley and highlights the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits.

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