Mandala-Building in International Relations As a Paradigm for Peace

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The article refers to the introduction of Buddhism, a religion which grew out of Hinduism and spread to China and other parts of eastern Asia, by adopting the values of the term "mandala" as a vehicle for comprehension of international relations. Mandala means circle in Sanskrit, a meaning that itself provides much scope for an improved way of thinking about international relations. The Chinese, being attached to family and material prosperity, at first found Buddhism to be a difficult philosophy to follow despite acceptance of its atheistic nature. It has been noted that Buddhism can serve as the balancer in China, not only of the Middle Kingdom's modernizing self but also of the world with which it interacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Alternatives
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

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Buddhism
Peace
Paradigm
International Relations
Mandala
China
Hinduism
Sanskrit
Prosperity
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Middle Kingdom
Religion
Acceptance
Philosophy

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Mandala-Building in International Relations As a Paradigm for Peace. / Dellios, Rosita.

In: Social Alternatives, Vol. 15, No. 3, 07.1996, p. 58-63.

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