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  1. Fuchuan Yao (2012). An Easier Way to Become a Buddha? Asian Philosophy 22 (2):121-132.
    Jay Garfield proposes a transpersonal way to ease the extreme difficulty to become a Buddha for those refugees who are agonized by the arduous pursuit. By ?transpersonal method?, Garfield means that we could accumulate others? karma to become a Buddha just as we do with others? knowledge. Garfield's proposal touches an essential question of Buddhism: how to become a Buddha or how to attain nirvana? Generally, most Buddhists think that nirvana should be done through the intrapersonal (or difficult) way rather (...)
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  2. Fuchuan Yao (2011). War and Confucianism. Asian Philosophy 21 (2):213 - 226.
    Prima facie, Confucianism does not explicitly encourage war given its emphasis on humanity. This, however, may be overlooked. This paper is to examine the correlation between war and Confucianism and to argue that Confucianism should take some, if not primary, blame for the vicious circles of China's war and chaos for more than two millennia. To see the correlation, we explore two readings?top-down and bottom-up?from two sources of Confucianism?Great Learning and Mencius respectively. The top-down reading is this: from a ruler's (...)
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  3. Fuchuan Yao (2008). The Compatibility Between Bodhisattva Compassion and 'No-Self'. Asian Philosophy 18 (3):267 – 278.
    _Since arguably Bodhisattva Practice (bodhisattva-carya) is the foundation of Mahayana Buddhist ethics, it is significantly important for Bodhisattva compassion to be compatible with other Buddhist doctrines, specifically with the doctrine of 'no-self ' (anatta). There are two thoughts on the relation between compassion and 'no-self ': they are compatible or incompatibility. Most Buddhist authors accept the former view. However, the principal problem with the two views is that their arguments have not been singled out. So the acceptance or denial of (...)
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  4. Fuchuan Yao (2006). There Are No Degrees in a Bodhisattva's Compassion. Asian Philosophy 16 (3):189 – 198.
    This paper is to argue that there are no degrees in a Bodhisattva's compassion and also to explore the Western account of compassion, which suggests that there are degrees in our compassion. After analyzing and comparing both positions, I affirm that they are opposite views.
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