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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 54. How do Buddhists View Other Religious Traditions and What Kind of Interreligious Encounters are Buddhists Involved in Now?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40792


Buddhists today are not united in their attitude to other religions. Generally, though, Buddhists prefer coexistence to confrontation with people of other religions and have only turned to defensive action when they have seen a threat to Buddhism. They have also relished rigorous, but respectful, interreligious debate.

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