What Is Wrong with Us?: What Is Wrong with the World? A Buddhist Perspective

What Is Wrong with Us?: What Is Wrong with the World? A Buddhist Perspective What Is Wrong with Us? What Is Wrong with the World? A Buddhist Perspective Hsiao-Lan Hu University of Detroit Mercy When being asked to join the Society of panel “What Is Wrong with Us? What Is Wrong with the World?,” I felt honored and acquiesced with some sense of dread. As soon as I actually had a chance to ponder about this topic, I regretted having agreed to the engagement. For one thing, this topic seems to be the broadest topic conceivable: given the extremely large amount of news of destruction and injustice around the world, where do I even begin? For another, what can I possibly say that is beyond, or simply different from, what has already been said in the long traditions of Buddhism and Christianity? As I thought about what I could write, I noticed that my attention at each moment is always gravitated toward the experiences I recently had with my colleagues and my students, as well as the articles I recently read. Perhaps, then, the only thing I can adequately assess is “what is wrong with me.” Or perhaps I can talk about “what is wrong with other people around me.” As it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

What Is Wrong with Us?: What Is Wrong with the World? A Buddhist Perspective

Buddhist-Christian Studies, Volume 37 – Oct 28, 2017

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What Is Wrong with Us? What Is Wrong with the World? A Buddhist Perspective Hsiao-Lan Hu University of Detroit Mercy When being asked to join the Society of panel “What Is Wrong with Us? What Is Wrong with the World?,” I felt honored and acquiesced with some sense of dread. As soon as I actually had a chance to ponder about this topic, I regretted having agreed to the engagement. For one thing, this topic seems to be the broadest topic conceivable: given the extremely large amount of news of destruction and injustice around the world, where do I even begin? For another, what can I possibly say that is beyond, or simply different from, what has already been said in the long traditions of Buddhism and Christianity? As I thought about what I could write, I noticed that my attention at each moment is always gravitated toward the experiences I recently had with my colleagues and my students, as well as the articles I recently read. Perhaps, then, the only thing I can adequately assess is “what is wrong with me.” Or perhaps I can talk about “what is wrong with other people around me.” As it

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