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Buddhism and Social Action: An Exploration, by Ken Jones (1995; 34pp./103KB)
Must one "set one's own house in order" first before working to address the ills of society in a meaningful way? Can social activism be a genuine support for self-transformation? What would a truly "Buddhist" form of social action look like? This very readable essay explores these and other questions concerning the interrelationship between Buddhist practice and social action. An excellent starting point for reflection and discussion on these issues.