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By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown

It truly is tough to think about a extra pressing query for Buddhism within the overdue 20th century than human rights. The political, moral and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and highbrow circles in the course of the international and now during this quantity.

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Thus emptiness is not sheer voidness or nothingness in the nihilistic sense. We ordinarily find it difficult to comprehend emptiness, much less to live a life grounded in it. Why? Again, we return to the nature of our crude habits of perception, which is laden with unwarranted forms. That is, our whole perceptual processis caught up in attachment to certain forms or elementswhich foster and turn into so-calledempirical and cognitive biases. All of this is taking place in such minute and unknowing ways that we hardly, if ever, take notice of it until a crisis situation arises, such as the presenceof certain obviously damaging prejudice or discrimination.

Kenneth Inada, "Nagarjuna and Beyond," Journnlo-fButldhistPhilosophyz (1984),pp,65-76. for develcrpmentof this concept. 2 ARE THERE HUMAN RIGHTS IN BUDDHISM? Damien Keown In the autumn of 1993the Parliament of theVorld's Religions met in Chieago to determine whether a consensuson basic moral teachingscould be found emong the religions of the world. The meeting was attended by representatives of the major world religions as well as ethnic and other minodty grouPs. Representatives of many Buddhist schools, including Theravsde,Mehayana, Vajreyana/and Zen were present and the main closing address was given by the Dalai Lama in Grant Park on September4th.

And "No-one shall. uniteisal" and understands the rights it procliid;s-Mth exceptionless. Using the terminology introduced earlier it can be seen that some of these rights are claim rights while others are liberty rights. 'r' ts and freedoms amount to? " In other words, these rights and freedoms are what is required if human beings are to lead frrlfilled lives in society. 7 recognizes this when it observes . Lrt_J9lhe Eommupltx_ deueloPlgnt ol his fiersannli ln the absence of human rights the scope for humatr development and fulfillment through social interaction is drastically reduced.

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