9781565125209-1565125207-The Buddha and the Terrorist

The Buddha and the Terrorist

ISBN-13: 9781565125209
ISBN-10: 1565125207
Edition: First Edition
Author: Satish Kumar
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover 116 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781565125209
ISBN-10: 1565125207
Edition: First Edition
Author: Satish Kumar
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover 116 pages

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Acknowledged author Satish Kumar wrote The Buddha and the Terrorist comprising 116 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1565125207 and 9781565125209. Since then The Buddha and the Terrorist textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.03 or rent at the marketplace.

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“A challenging story, beautifully written, most pertinent and relevant to our time.” —Deepak Chopra

Not every book will change your life, but any book can. Not every discussion will make a difference, but a conversation can change the world.

In this timely retelling of an ancient Buddhist parable, peace activist Satish Kumar has created a small book with a powerful spiritual message about ending violence. It is a tale of a fearsome outcast named Angulimala ("Necklace of Fingers"), who is terrorizing towns and villages in order to gain control of the state, murdering people and adding their fingers to his gruesome necklace. One day he comes face to face with the Buddha and is persuaded, through a series of compelling conversations, to renounce violence and take responsibility for his actions.

The Buddha and the Terrorist addresses the urgent questions we face today: Should we talk to terrorists? Can we reason with religious fundamentalists? Is nonviolence practical? The story ends with a dramatic trial that speaks to the victims of terrorism—the families whose mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters Angulimala has murdered. It asks whether it is possible for them to forgive. Or whether it is even desirable.

No one can read The Buddha and the Terrorist without thinking about the root causes of terrorism, about good and evil, about justice and forgiveness, about the kind of place we want the world to be, and, most important, about the most productive and practical way to get there.
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