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19,90 €

ISBN : 9782919122752

Format : 15 x 21

Pages : 160

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Rohingyas, de la fable à la réalité
(Rohingyas from fable to reality)

Didier Treutenaere | October 2018

What are the Rohingyas? Who are the terrorists and what goals are they pursuing? What are the real geopolitical, economic and ideological aims of this conflict?
How the emotion provoked by this humanitarian catastrophe is utilised for propaganda, to give the world two inverted images: that of a persecuted Islam that the jihadists would only protect and that of a “Radical Buddhism” which would betray its ideals.

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During 2016 and 2017 there were two waves of jihadist attacks on military and civilian targets in Rakhine State, western Myanmar (formerly Burma), provoking a massive response by the Burmese security forces and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Bengali Muslims, the “Rohingyas”.
This book first analyzes the immediate and profound causes of these events: what are the Rohingyas? Who are the terrorists and what goals are they pursuing? What are the real geopolitical, economic and ideological aims of this conflict?
The author goes on to demonstrate how the emotion provoked by this humanitarian catastrophe is utilised for propaganda, to give the world two inverted images: that of a persecuted Islam that the jihadists would only protect and that of a “Radical Buddhism” which would betray its ideals.
The situation in Myanmar also raises questions whose answers concern all peoples and all nations: why point to a people attached to its identity, a nation concerned about its security, integrity and sovereignty? Does the “international community” have any absolute right to interfere, especially when its philosophy, strategy and methods contradict the fundamental interests of a country?

The author

Didier Treutenaere graduated in philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and has specialised in the study of Buddhist texts and the pāli language of Theravāda Buddhism (somewhat akin to Latin in the Roman Catholic religion). He continues to write and to translate works devoted to the Theravāda tradition.

39 €

ISBN : 9782919122752

Format : 17 x 24

Pages : 592

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Bouddhisme et re-naissances
(Buddhism and re-births)

Didier Treutenaere | October 2018

The question of re-birth, or “reincarnation”, is discussed here in the Theravāda buddhist tradition, flourishing in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

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The question of re-birth, or “reincarnation”, is discussed here in the Theravāda buddhist tradition, flourishing in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
This study is based on a double postulate: on the one hand, the Buddha provides the clearest and most complete answer to the question of re-births which intrigues so much of the West; on the other hand, the question of re-birth is a fundamental, which best allows us to understand Buddhism.
Against certain contemporary views that seek to give Buddhism the image of a pure philosophy or a simple psychology, this book shows that the question of re-birth is at the very heart of Buddhism, that it gives it its meaning, that it even justifies its existence.
The teachings of the Buddha encompassing a whole, the exploration of the question of re-births not only makes it possible to answer a singular interrogation but also to go to the heart of Buddhism.
Including 1,000 quotations of the Pāli Canon translated by the author, an index, a glossary and a commented bibliography, Buddhism and re-births is a reference work.

The author

Didier Treutenaere graduated in philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and has specialised in the study of Buddhist texts and the pāli language of Theravāda Buddhism (somewhat akin to Latin in the Roman Catholic religion). He continues to write and to translate works devoted to the Theravāda tradition.