About the Book
The present edition is examined the theoretical foundations of Buddhist social thought which is the cultivation of a sense of universal compassion (metta) and creative altruism. With the notions of maitri and karuna, man is taught to cultivate that softness of feelings which shudders to commit the least injury to the creatures. Buddha stressed the cultivation of those elevated sentiments which was bound to reduce social exploitation and social tension. The first technique prescribed by Buddha is to instal qualitative achievements in place of birth and second technique for social integration on Buddhist lines of social associations.
About the Author
Dr. V. Nithiyanandam, a well known Buddhist monk and scholar, did M.A. from University of Jafna, Sri Lanka and obtained the doctorate degree in Buddhist Study from Delhi University, Delhi. He produced number of research papers published in the journal of international repute. Presently, he is teaching Buddhist Philosophy University of Jafna, Jafna.