Wouldn't surprise me if the photo was completely staged.
All in all though, I did not enjoy this book and it took me a lot longer to read than I hoped because I just could not get into it.
That is, there's not much of a case to be made of Buddhism as a system of thought or practice causing or promoting violence.
As with all faiths, men often make their faith over to suit their needs. As a Buddhist I was saddened by the misuse of our faith and at the same time comforted by the author's... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kozen
"Buddhist Warfare" has a number of problems, all of which originate with the editors, not necessarily with the authors of the essays within its covers. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard Harrold
As the review by Buddhadharma indicated: "A fascinating work. . . "
if you wanted to see how this applied in the 21st century Sri Lanka, see the : Buddhism Betrayed? Read more
Buddhism's reputation in the west is that of a nonviolent religion.
It's not true.
Even today it's not true. In Thailand in "2002... Read more
Buddhists have the tendency to idealize Buddhism as a religion of peace and harmony.
This book shows that the philosophy of Buddhism may be okay - serious doubts remain even... Read more
Can you call Shoko Asahara(the founder of Aum shirikyo) a Buddhist or Hindu simply because he employed certain Hindu or Buddhist elements in his teachings? Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by Johnny
A self indulgent exercise in trying to demystify/demythologize the authors' naive notions of Buddhists as 'pure beings,' only to discover they are human beings struggling with... Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Steven N.
I was really interested in reading this book. I had read a couple reviews and thought it'd be worth checking out. Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by Nate DeMontigny
I think it is hard for a westerner not steeped in Buddhism to make a proper analysis. This is because Buddhist thinking is very different in many regards than Judeo-Christian world... Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by Gene Taylor