By Edwin Ng
This publication explores the reciprocity among Buddhist, Derridean, and Foucauldian understandings approximately ethics, subjectivity, and ontological contingency, to enquire the moral and political capability of perception meditation perform. The publication is narrated from the viewpoint of a postcolonial ‘Western Buddhist’ convert who, regardless of turning out to be up in Singapore the place Buddhism used to be part of his disaporic ‘Chinese’ ancestral history, purely embraced Buddhism whilst he migrated to Australia and stumbled on Western translations of Buddhist teachings. via an autoethnography of the author’s Buddhist-inspired pursuit of an educational occupation, the publication develops and professes a non-doctrinal knowing of religion that could be pertinent to ‘believers’ and ‘non-believers’ alike, inviting the educational reader specifically to contemplate the (unacknowledged) function of religion in aiding scholarly perform. outstanding a cautious stability among serious research and self-reflexive inquiry, the ebook plays in all senses of the note, a occupation of faith.