An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values, and Issues

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Index of names
For the names of people and heavenly beings, countries, regions and peoples, religions, ideologies and philosophies and journals, see the index of Buddhist texts and schools. Dates are only given for people when they are not from the twentieth century or the time of the Buddha.
Aitken Roshi, 74, 144, 188
America: abortion in, 328, 330, 331, 333, 342–3, 346, 348–9, 351; Buddhism in, 170, 292, 417, 434; female Buddhists in, 397–8, 409; homosexuality in, 412, 426, 430–3, 434; and sexual discrimination, 403, 407
Amida/Amitābha Buddha, 37n, 128, 130, 142, 143, 144, 147, 213, 240, 266, 293, 371; Pure Land of (Sukhāvatī), 128, 130, 142–3, 148, 212, 269, 293, 334, 371
Ā nanda, 360, 372, 379, 384, 386, 387, 388, 390
Anāthapin
$$d$$ika, 20, 191, 209, 401
An·gul$$imāla, 35
Aristotle, 50
Ariyaratne, A. T., 219, 227,228,230, 231, 276–7, 284–5
Asan·ga, 6, 11, 84, 132, 133, 139, 172, 247, 374, 435
Asoka, Emperor (268–239 BCE), 97, 115–17, 157, 158, 166, 167, 172, 173, 177, 188, 207, 216, 218, 219, 253, 256, 346, 347, 392, 435; banning of animal sacrifice by, 264; and Cakkavatti ideal, 115; as exemplar of Buddhist ideal, 201; and see Edicts of Asoka in index of Buddhist texts and schools
Aung San Suu Kyi, 270, 284, 405
Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva,130, 147, 365–6; and see Kannon and Kuan-yin
Bashō(1661–1704), 154
Bellah, Robert, 213–14
Bhutan, 7, 233, 234, 238, 276, 277, 284, 285, 400, 408
Bodhi, Bhikkhu, 45, 72, 178–9
Brahmā (god), 98, 372
Brahmanism, 12n, 42, 65, 110, 111, 157, 168, 198, 354–5, 370, 409, 435
Buddha, the - Gotama Buddha (c. 480–400 BCE) (and see Buddhas in index of concepts), 3, 4, 24, 371, 385, 436; as also an Arahat,43; as eating meat, 159–60; as first refuge, 8, 39, 174, 371 (and see refuges in index of concepts); life of, 22, 53, 67, 111, 156, 160, 174, 241, 250, 160, 360, 385–6;in past lives, 9, 63–4, 242 (and see Jātakas in index of Buddhist texts and schools); qualities and powers of, 6, 28, 43, 44, 51, 56–7, 75, 107, 152, 241, 245, 360; on views, 239–40
Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, 217, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224
Buddhaghosa (fifth century), 5–6,9, 19, 35, 52, 55, 77, 78, 82, 97, 107, 156, 308, 385, 416, 417, 421, 435; on bisexuality, 413; on death and karma, 297–8; on female appearance, 370; on five types of pan$$d$$aka,414–15;on male/female rebirth, 370; on meditation on lovingkindness, 108, 243–4
Bunnag, Jane, 96, 167, 191, 194, 195, 204, 214, 405
Burma, 7, 166, 167, 168, 170, 173, 178, 220, 225; abortion in, 329–30, 343, 351; animals, treatment of in, 161, 171; class system in, 111; commercial roles in, 208; conflict in, 262–3, 283; economics and Buddhism in, 192–3, 207–8, 216; generosity in, 62, 192–3; homosexuality in, 419, 423; kings in, 101, 117, 262; laywomen in, 404–5;legal literature in, 343–4; marriage forms in, 102; meateating in, 161; monks and monasticism in, 423, 424; millenarian ideas in, 261–2; nuns in, 395, 396; political opposition in, 270; Pagan period (1084–1167) in, 117; precepts in, 28, 77; socialism in, 118

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