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Compassionate Light in Asia: A Dialogue
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Publisher Tauris Academic Studies
Publication date November 26, 2013
Pages 242
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781848851986
ISBN-10 1848851987
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $50.00
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""Life is a drama of encounters,"" writes Daisaku Ikeda at the beginning of this dialogue: ""Beautiful encounters. Momentary encounters. Each person's drama is unique."" This particular encounter, between a celebrated Chinese novelist and prominent Japanese religious leader, illustrates the truth of that reflection: for in the discussion that resulted from their meetings, Jin Yong (who is sometimes called ""the Asian Dumas"") and Daisaku Ikeda were able to find remarkable common ground - what they refer to as a ""karmic bond"" - resulting from the particularity of their experiences in wartime and mutual resistance to adversity. Ranging across a variety of engaging themes, the interlocutors explore such topics as the nature of friendship; theories of civilization; world literatures that have inspired them; the importance of free speech; Buddhist perspectives on life and death; and the spiritual search for truth. Demonstrating a remarkable capacity for empathy throughout, the authors incarnate in their lives and work an intelligent and sympathetic compassion that represents a beacon of hope to the future direction of Sino-Japanese relations.

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With Jin Yong, Diana L. Bethel (other contributor) | from Tauris Academic Studies (November 26, 2013)
9781848851986 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $50.00
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