By Justin Ritzinger
Justin Ritzinger argues that the cult of Maitreya represents an try to articulate a brand new constellation of values, integrating novel understandings of the nice, clustered round sleek visions of utopia, with the imperative Buddhist target of Buddhahood. partly One he strains the roots of this constellation to Taixu's younger profession as an anarchist. half examines its articulation within the Maitreya School's theology and its social improvement from its inception to international battle II. half 3 seems at its next decline and modern legacy inside of and past orthodox Buddhism. via those investigations, Anarchy within the natural Land develops a brand new framework for replacement understandings of modernity in Buddhism.
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