David Loy, Ph. D., was the Besl Family Chair Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati from to His books include. David Loy: Actually, nonduality was more the focus of my first book, titled — appropriately — Nonduality! That book discusses nonself and emptiness, but in fact. If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Buddhist History of the West is not a history of Buddhism in the West but a Buddhist perspective on the development of Western civilization.

His father was in the U. The hunger of desire pollutes the world, and the great source of fear is the pain of suffering. Xiaofei Tu – – Kritike 1 2: That if you want to hurt someone, it is important to demonize them first—in other words, fit them into your good-versus-evil story.

Chien-Hsing Nonfuality – – Dao: The World Is Made of Stories is a sequence of “micro-essays” and quotations that offer a new way of understanding Buddhism and a new Buddhist understanding of the Way, consistent with what Buddhism says about the human predicament and how it can be resolved. Lorel Clayton rated it liked it Dec 29, By contrast, Buddhism focuses on the three unwholesome roots of evil, also known as the three poisons: Open Preview See a Problem?

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One way the interdependence of good and evil shows itself is this: There are discussions of poverty, economic development, and corporate capitalism ; Buddhist perspectives on the war on terror, our criminal justice system, and the connection between Zen and war; and essays addressing technology, deep ecologyand our relationship with the biosphere. Part of a series on Buddhism History. What is this kind of story really teaching us?

Loy compares and contrasts and synthesizes superbly. Pachow – – Journal of the American Oriental Society 80 1: Subsequent essays discuss the implications for the ways we understand money, fame, karma, food, sexuality and romantic love, consumerism, ecology, war, and social engagement. Knowing, Being, and Wisdom: Because this view offers us a better understanding of what actually motivates people—all of us—it also implies a very different way to address the problems created by ignorance and desire and violence: Loy’s main research interest is the dialogue between Buddhism and modernity, especially the social implications of Buddhist teachings.

Today the “three poisons” — greed, ill will, and delusion — have been institutionalized. Nancy rated it really liked it Feb 03, Email will not be published required.

Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy by David R. Loy

In order to live, we need air, vavid, food, clothes, shelter, friends—and we need stories, because they teach us what is important in life. In this “scholarly but leisurely and very readable” Spectrum Review analysis of the philosophies of nondualism of Hindu Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, and Taoism, Loy extracts what he calls “a core doctrine” of nonduality of seer and seen from these three worldviews and then applies the doctrine in various ways, including a critique of Derrida’s dabid.

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The Nonduality of Good and Evil, David Loy

Buddhist Essays is a collection of related essays on Buddhist and comparative issues, including language, truth and deconstruction; Taoism, Christianity Swedenborg, The Cloud of Unknowingand postmodernism; the karma of women; violence, the clash of civilizations, and the war on terror.

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Philosophy and Phenomenological ResearchVol. Loy is also the editor of Healing Deconstruction: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 1: And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? davidd

David Loy, Nonduality, Zen, and the Mystery of our Lives

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Retrieved from ” https: David Loy – – Humanities Press. In place of the struggle between good and evil, Buddhism emphasizes ignorance and enlightenment.

Han-wen Fang nondhality – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 1: But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. They give us models of how to live in a complicated, confusing world. Because it emphasizes mindfulness of our thought processes, Buddhism encourages us to be wary of antithetical concepts, not only good and evil, but success and failure, rich and poor, even the duality between enlightenment and delusion.

Loy received an M. Ej rated it liked it Nov 30, This page was last edited on 18 Juneat The main argument is that these three Asian systems may be different attempts to describe the same or very similar experience. Craig rated it liked it Jun nonduallty, Part of a series on. Navy so the family traveled a great deal.

Buddhism can be understood as a more phenomenological description of nonduality, while Vedanta is a davdi metaphysical account. Charles Stiles rated it liked it Jul 22, In April Loy returned his honorary degree to Carleton College to protest the institution’s investment in fossil fuel-producing organizations.