In this fascinating article from the ICRC Buddhism and IHL project, Dr Diane Denis, focuses on an ancient North Indian Buddhist text, the Dharmadharmatāvibhāga, (DDV), to investigate whether it might offer some insight into ‘universal principles’ in the mind and in human interactions. She then asks whether these ideas might also contribute to individual willingness to act ethically during armed conflicts.

Dr. Diane Denis is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies and Languages at Kathmandu University. She holds an MFA from Naropa University and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Laval University. She is an active scholar, translator, philosopher, and socially concerned individual. Her work has been reviewed and published in international journals. Her research interests are Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, in particular, the works of Maitreya, and their practical application to today’s world. She has a long experience of fieldwork in Nepal, India, and Tibet, and shares her actual teaching time between Nepal, France, and Quebec.

Please read the article here.