Synopses & Reviews
Zen master Hanh and fourteen prominent coauthors discuss the five basic ethical principles of Buddhism (protecting life, acting with generosity, behaving responsibly, speaking and listening deeply and mindfully, and avoiding substance abuse).
Table of Contents
Pt. 1. The five wonderful precepts. The five wonderful precepts. Introduction. First precept, reverence for life. Second precept, generosity. Third precept, sexual responsibility. Fourth precept, deep listening and loving speech. Fifth precept, diet for a mindful society -- Pt. 2. Responses. Happiness comes from the heart / Jack Kornfield. Precepts for the twentieth century / Maxine Hong Kingston. The Western reception of the five precepts / Annabel Laity. Precepts are the whole of the Dharma / Christopher Reed. Precepts and responsible practice / Robert Aitken. The five precepts and social change / Patricia Marx Ellsberg. How societies can practice the precepts / Sulak Sivaraksa. What is eco-kosher? / Arthur Waskow. Precepts / David Steindl-Rast. Indra's net as our own / Gary Snyder. The future is in our hands / Stephen Batchelor. The road is your footsteps / Joan Halifax. Notes on the