Nalin Swaris: Buddhism, Human Rights and Social Renewal

Nalin-Swaris

A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris

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Theoretical Implications of the Aggañña Sutta

Nalin-Swaris

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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The Buddha’s Declaration of Human Biological Unity

Nalin-Swaris

The Vāseṭṭha Sutta [Majjhima Nikāya 98] is an extraordinary discourse in which the Buddha demonstrates and affirms the biological unity of the human species.

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Degrees of Thirst Infographic

Degrees of Thirst

An infographic illustrating the issue of available fresh water, how much there is, and who gets it.

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Rights of Mother Earth

Mother Earth

In 2010 Bolivia organised a People’s Summit with 35,000 participants from 140 countries. One of the outcomes of the Summit was a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, which is reproduced here.

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