Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

9-30-2006

Disciplines

Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Since earliest times, death has fascinated, terrified, and confounded human beings. Virtually every religious tradition offers some explanation of three key concerns: the beginnings of the world, the meaning and purpose of human existence, and the end of life. The Buddhist traditions have given special attention to the meaning of life and the end of life as central topics for reflection.

Notes

Originally published by Deepak Heritage Books in Dying, Death, and Afterlife in Dharma Traditions and Western Religions: Contemporary Issues in Constructive Dharma Vol.4 Proceedings of a Session of the Third DANAM Conference.

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