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There’s a couple of things to think about when talking about Buddhist ethics. The first and, to me, probably the most important thing is that there is no general “Buddhist ethic” that is agreed upon by every iteration of the tradition. Like any religion, like any social thing really, there’s a spectrum of opinion ranging from lose and free-wheeling Buddhists to pretty dogmatic and conservative ones.

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As a follow up to my last entry on Japanese Buddhists trying to drum up interest, my friend Harry turned me on to this article from the Buddhist Channel. It’s a bit more detailed than the Guardian article. Thanks Harry!