Introductory Reflections on Buddhism and Healing

Authors

  • Peter Harvey University of Sunderland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v32i1.28963

Keywords:

illness, karma, viriya

Abstract

This introduction reflects on some key passages on illness in the Pali suttas, especially as regards the relationship of illness and karma, and whether Buddhist meditative qualities might be seen to alleviate or cure physical illnesses.

Author Biography

Peter Harvey, University of Sunderland

Peter Harvey is Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Sunderland.

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Published

2015-11-26

How to Cite

Harvey, P. (2015). Introductory Reflections on Buddhism and Healing. Buddhist Studies Review, 32(1), 13–18. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v32i1.28963

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