Foundations of Moral Agency: Respect and Responsibility

Respect and ResponsibilityBeing a respectful and responsible moral agent – that is – one with the capacity to act lays a foundation for a life of integrity. We cannot imitate others nor ingratiate others in order to be seen as a respectful and responsible moral agent. This is something that has to flow from our character. Our character is somewhat assessed by what other people perceive we think, say and do.

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History of Pure Land Buddhism

Sukhavati
A modern painting of Sukhavati, the pure land that’s associated in Mahayana Buddhism with the buddha Amitabha, known in Japanese as Amida.


Pure Land is both a distinct school of Buddhism that developed in Japan and is the cornerstone of the whole Mahayana tradition. In this article, the history of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, Tibet, China and India is shared.

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