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  1. Understanding the Phenomenon: A Comparative Study of Compassion of the West and Karuna of the East.Parattukudi Augustine & Melville Wayne - 2019 - Asian Philosophy 29 (1):1-19.
    ABSTRACTThis article aims to bring some understanding to the phenomenon called compassion. The use of particular linguistic expressions to denote the phenomenon of compassion in the East and West can confuse us, as those terms are embedded in unique cultural settings. This article undertakes a historical, etymological, and philosophical exploration of the terms, compassion and karuna. The article will include a short literature review of these concepts and an investigation of the differences and similarities between them. The concluding speculation is (...)
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  • The Power of One Sentient Being: The Computer Simulation of a Bodhisattva's Altruism Using Agent-Based Modelling.Yu-Hsiang Yang, Huimin Bhikshu & Rua-Huan Tsaih - 2015 - Contemporary Buddhism 16 (2):330-354.
    The aim of this study is to demonstrate that agent-based simulation is a scientific approach to studying the altruistic behaviours of a Bodhisattva, who is practising Buddhism to achieve Buddhahood. From the Buddhist perspective, the evolutionary model of Hammond and Axelrod describes the operation of a community in the world. The study shows that we can simulate a Bodhisattva as a firm-and-pure-altruist agent, who always performs both in-group and out-group altruistic behaviours, including the preaching of doctrine and the giving of (...)
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  • An Easier Way to Become a Buddha?Fuchuan Yao - 2012 - 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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  • The Compatibility Between Bodhisattva Compassion and 'No-Self'.Fuchuan Yao - 2008 - 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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