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Once upon a time in northern India, there lived a violent and fearsome out caste called Angulimala (?necklace of fingers?). He terrorized towns and villages in order to try to gain control of the state, murdering people and adding their fingers to his gruesome necklace.
The Buddha set out to meet Angulimala, and with the power of love and compassion he persuaded him to renounce violence and take responsibility for his past actions. Thus Angulimala was transformed.
The Buddha and the Terrorist brings a message for our time about the importance of looking for the root causes of violence, and of finding peaceful means to end terror.
This revised edition includes a new Prologue, ?Talking to Terrorists?, in which Satish Kumar discusses how we can best deal with the phenomenon of international terrorism.
About The Author
Satish Kumar was born in India. He has studied Buddhism, and was for nine years a Jain monk. He is Editor of Resurgence magazine and Director of Programmes at Schumacher College. He is the author of two other books: No Destination: An Autobiography and You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence.