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Nalin Swaris


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Nalin Swaris was an activist scholar who closely allied himself with the social movements of the poor all over Asia. His most comprehensive book on Buddhism was: ‘The Buddha’s Way to Liberation’, Dehiwala, Sri Devi Press, 1999. He lived by himself on the outskirts of Colombo.

Articles contributed to the Meeting Rivers Series:

  1. Buddha and the flavour of freedom (May 2011)
  2. Maitriya (friendliness) in Buddhism - Pulsating with mother-love (October 2008)