CONTENTS:- 1. Position of Animals in Early Buddhism; 2. Buddhist Concept of Non-Violence and Animal Protection; 3. Early Buddhist Attitude Towards Meat-Eating and animal Sacrifice; 4. Animal Rights and Buddhism; 5. Attitude Toward Animals in Different Religions.
Buddhism is a religion of /compassion and philosophy of Being and Existence. Animal does occupy an important position in Buddhism. Animal maintains a delicate balance between eschatology and utopia on which depends the very survival of mankind. The book deals with this complex problem from Buddhist philosophical perspective. The examination and analysis of this complex problem reveals and unfolds the new religio-philosophical dimensions of animal world and its profound relation with being and existence. According to Buddhism, animal does from Buddha nature. This book highlights the sotorelogical and sacradotal value and importance of animal world. This is original and profound work on this subject.