CONTENTS:- Buddhist Ecology; Nature and Buddhism; Towards Buddhist Ecology; Religious Ecology in Buddhism; Buddhist Message Towards Attitudinal Crisis in Ecology; Ecology, Tripitaka and Buddhism; Buddhism and Ecology; Purification of Inner self: Bulwark for Ecology; Buddhism and Ecology; Buddhism and the Human Ecology; The Dependent Origination and Ecology; Ecology and Nagarjuna's Sunyata; Buddhism and Ecological Crisis: A Short Note; Buddhism, Justice and Ecological consideration; Toward Rights of Trees: A Buddhist Perspective; The Buddhist Moral View and its Ecological Implications; Vipasyana and Ecology; Buddhism as an Ecological Religion; Buddhism as an Environmental Religion; Environmental Concerns of Contemporary Man; Elements of Deep Ecology in Buddhism; Deep Ecological Consciousness and Pratityasamutpada; Paramita Sadhana; An Ecological Grandeur: Environmental Ethics in Buddhist Perspective; Buddhist Ethical Precepts and Bio-Ethics.
Human existence – mental as well as physical- is a product of ecology. By way of showing that our ancient culture was concerned with reflection on the intimate relationship between life and ecology, this anthology presents an in-depth analysis of Buddhist response to ecological concerns. It reflects upon the wider range of contemporary relevance and importance, such as the relationship between mental and physical aspects of human life, casual explanation of ecological issues in the light of pratityasamutpada and concept of sunyata, social and legal ecology, tantra and vipasyana aspects of Buddhist yoga, and Buddhist approach to 'deep' as well as 'shallow' ecology. This book will be useful for the students and scholars of various disciplines who are interested in ecological issues and their possible solutions, development workers, ecologists, and the lay-men interested in the subject.