Buddhism, legitimation, and conflict

the political functions of urban Thai Buddhism
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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies , Singapore
Buddhism and politics -- Thai

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StatementPeter A. Jackson.
SeriesSocial issues in Southeast Asia
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LC ClassificationsBQ554 .J33 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 245 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL2014868M
ISBN 109813035218, 981303520X
LC Control Number90941063

Buddhism, legitimation, and conflict: The political functions of urban Thai Buddhism (Social issues in Southeast Asia) Paperback – January 1, byAuthor: Peter A Jackson, Peter A. Jackson. Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism (Social issues in Southeast Asia) Hardcover – January 1, Find all the books, read about the author, and by: Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict.

[Peter A Jackson] -- The fundamental premise of this study is that the Buddhist legitimation and Buddhist teachings play a key symbolic role in legitimating the exercise of secular power in Thailand.

The fundamental premise of this study is that the Buddhist sangha and Buddhist teachings play a key symbolic role in legitimating the exercise of Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism in the 19th and 20th Centuries (soft cover) | Buddhism, legitimation, and conflict: the political functions of urban Thai Buddhism.

Also, to the west, the kingdom faced the Karakhanid Kaganate (–), whose state religion was not Buddhism but Islam. Under these legitimation, it was probably not advisable to bring Buddhist legitimation of the rulers to the fore, to avoid a possible religious conflict between ‘Buddhist’ and ‘Islamic’ : Yukiyo Kasai.

Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism 4 pages, words Ideally, Buddhism is a religion with a huge following whereby the believers in the religion follow and interact socially with the Dharma doctrine which Buddhism basically what the Buddha taught or Buddhism way of living.

Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism in the 19th and 20th Centuries (soft cover) Buddhist Trends in Southeast Asia The Politics of Thai Buddhism under the NCPO Junta. Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lankaexplores dilemmas that Theravada Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in and conflict book decades.

In this book, prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist Studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Legitimation crisis refers to a decline in the confidence of administrative Buddhism, institutions, or leadership.

The term was first introduced in by Jürgen Habermas, a German sociologist and philosopher. Habermas expanded upon the concept, claiming that with a legitimation crisis Missing: Buddhism. 57 Jackson, Buddhism, Legitimation and Conflict, ; 5 Almost from the beginning, the temple has had solid establishment support, including Buddhism royal and senior military circles.

Princess Sirindhorn (b. ) laid the foundation stone for the chapel (bot) on Decem The temple’s student summer training program or dhammadayada was supported by the Author: Arnaud Dubus.

'Probably the most comprehensive introduction to Buddhist political thought in Myanmar, this book is likely to be a standard text for years to come. Author Matthew Walton rightly acknowledges Gustaaf Houtman’s groundbreaking work on Burmese Buddhist political by:   Buddhism has been associated with the philosophy and practice of compassion, tolerance, pacifism and ahimsa, or the avoidance of violence.

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The paradox of political and nationalist violence in modern Buddhist polities is particularly acute in Sri Lanka which has historically been viewed in the Theravada Buddhist world and canon as a Dhamma Dveepa. Buddhism is essentially a peaceful tradition. Nothing in Buddhist scripture gives any support to the use of violence as a way to resolve conflict.

In times of war Give rise in yourself to the mind of compassion, Helping living beings Abandon the will to fight. Political Crisis and Militant Buddhism in Contemporary Thailand (Revised edition, Original Version Published in Religion and Legitimation of Power in Thailand, Burma and Laos, ed.

Bardwell Smith, – Chambersburg: Anima Books ).Author: Peter Lehr. The symbiotic relationship between the state and sangha has effectively limited Buddhism to the role of legitimating state power, and the universalistic teachings of Buddhism have been subordinated to nationalist ideology.

While there is some interest in progressive ideas, overall numbers of monks are falling, and commercialized folk Buddhism has gained the upper hand. Sociologists have always recognized the “double function” of religion in the legitimation of power and privilege and in protest and opposition, but theories of secularization and modernization predicted the declining significance of religion in contemporary public life.

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17 Jackson, Peter A., Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ), It is an exaggeration because “Thai Buddhism” should not be reduced to and conflated with the Thai Sangha, which indeed has not had an independent existence apart from the Thai by: 1.

Buddhism, Legitimation and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Jerryson, Michael K.

Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand. New York: Oxford University Press, Jerryson, Michael K. and Mark Juergensmeyer, eds.

Buddhist Warfare. Buddhism in its essence does not have any conflict with other faiths, but historically it has been the victim of some other faiths. In India, Adi Shankara practically destroyed Buddhism and Jainism in India to bring Hinduism back to the fore.

The Muslim invaders of India destroyed. Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict. Book. Dec ; Peter A. Jackson; Thai nationalism has been frequently characterized as an elite discourse of political legitimation. Faced with the. This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka—given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy—are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils.

Buddhism, Legitimation and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

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Gordon Melton -- Myrtle Fillmore and her daughters, an observation and analysis of the role of. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha. Ahimsa, a term meaning 'not to injure', is a primary virtue in Buddhism.

Nirvana is the earliest and most common term for the goal of the Buddhist path and the ultimate eradication of dukkha—nature of life that innately includes "suffering". See Peter A. Jackson, Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ); Apinya Fuengfusakul, “Empire of Crystal and Utopian Thai Buddhism combined text 4/2/ PMCited by: 2.

This is discussed in Somboon Suksamran, Buddhism and Politics in Thailand (Singa- pore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies [ISEAS] ). A treatment of religious move- ments in Thailand reflecting the conflicts between the elite and the urban middle class is in Peter Jackson, Buddhism, Legitimation and by: In my book Buddhism, Legitimation and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism I described how reformist interpretations of Buddhism have been associated with a de-emphasis on kamma as an explanation for why society and people are the way they are.

This has opened the way for the development of an interventionist Buddhist. Abstract. In the case of Thailand, very similar mechanisms are at work when it comes to the rise of extremist Buddhism—yet, there are important differences: on the one hand, outbreaks of militant Buddhism seem to be few and far between as compared to Sri Lanka and Burma, with the first one occurring during the Cold War in the s and long since forgotten, Author: Peter Lehr.

Buddhism, legitimation, and conflict: The political functions of urban Thai Buddhism (Social issues in Southeast Asia) Jackson, Peter A.,Jackson, Peter A Published by Institute of Southeast Asian Stu ().

Buddhism, Legitimation and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism.The social-conflict approach is rooted in Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism. According to Marx, in a capitalist society, religion plays a critical role in maintaining an unequal status quo, in which certain groups of people have radically more resources and power than other groups of people.

Although the dawn of the Tokugawa Period saw the warrior-monks crushed, militarism and Buddhism joined forces once more in 20th century Japan, before and during the Second World War. Infor example, an unordained Buddhist preacher called Nissho Inoue hatched a plot to assassinate major liberal or westernizing political and business figures in Author: Kallie Szczepanski.