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Virtuous BodiesThe Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics$
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Susanne Mrozik

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001

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 Introduction to the Compendium of Training

 Introduction to the Compendium of Training

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(p.3) 1 Introduction to the Compendium of Training
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Virtuous Bodies
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Susanne Mrozik (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0001

This chapter begins with an explanation of the purpose of the book, which is to offer a new approach to the study of Buddhist ethics by asking what we can learn about Buddhist ethics if we make the body the focus of ethical inquiry. It then discusses the two main goals of the study, methodological and theoretical perspectives, literary genre of the text, and the historical origins of the Compendium of Training. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Buddhist ethics, body, Compendium of Training, Buddhist teachings

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