Nonduality and Compassion in Buddhist Thought

In Buddhism, understanding Emptiness leads to compassionate intentions and behavior

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In Buddhism, undifferentiated concepts of emptiness, nonduality, and the ultimate are often taken to mean “nonexistence.” This, however, is incompatible with Buddhism’s fundamental ethical principle of compassion. This paper intends to argue that…

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Philosophy MA Student @ The CUNY Graduate Center

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Daniel Lehewych

Daniel Lehewych

Philosophy MA Student @ The CUNY Graduate Center

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