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Title: Loving kindness : the essential Buddhist contribution to primary care
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: S. K. Aung

Description: Loving kindness (metta), a traditional Buddhist concept, implies acting with compassion toward all sentient beings, with an awareness and appreciation of the natural world. The giving of metta, an integral part of Buddhist medicine, has the potential to enhance modern primary health care. Metta must be given with selflessness (saydana), compassion (karun), and sympathetic joy (mudita). For the believer, Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, is the Supreme Healer. His ancient but timeless message of metta is alive and well today, The Dalai Lama being it key proponent. The Buddhist system features several techniques, such as the Noble Eight-Fold-Path and the metta meditations, to keep physicians moving toward metta. One does not have to be a Buddhist to practice metta, or more humane medicine, and the notion of “tender loving care” is spreading in biomedical circles.

Publisher Place: Ontario
Publisher: Multimed Inc.
Normalized publisher place: Ontario
Publisher country: Canada
Publisher URL: http://www.multi-med.com
Published Date: 1996-04
URL: http://www.humanehealthcare.com/Vol12No2/loving12-2.html
Subject: Dalai Lama
Primary care
Loving-kindness (metta)
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Buddhist Ethics
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Issues in Health Care
Cultural Coverage: India
United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source: Humane health care international
Source Editor: Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
John O. Godden
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 12
Source Number: 2
Start Date: 1985
Frequency of publication: Irregular
Submissions: See the journal's Submission Guidelines page.
Location and access number: 14986605

Means of availability: All articles from this journal are available online.

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Date Last Modified: 2005-12-19 08:51:48
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