The Buddha Sangha’s Constitution


Membership in the Buddha’s Sangha was not determined by birth, but by free choice of an aspirant and literally by formal adoption into a new type of kinship group.

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The Buddha’s Domestic Economy


The Buddha’s teaching on domestic economy is a challenging charter for social emancipation compared to the crude will-to-power underlying Brahmin theology and Aristotelian philosophy.

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The Buddha’s Political Economy


The Buddha’s economic vision steers a Middle Path that goes through and beyond the two models debated by contemporary economic planners: total control of production by the State, or the laissez faire approach, which gives freedom to market forces that are in reality forces of desire.

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Theoretical Implications of the Aggañña Sutta


The Buddha was the first thinker in world history to formulate a theory of contractual power. The Aggañña Sutta is the earliest known discourse on politics where the source of state power is traced to popular consensus.

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Ajita questions the Buddha

The Way to the Beyond

A series of questions and answers in which the Buddha leads a young brāhmaṇa to awakening.

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