At some point In 1984 by George Orwell, O'Brien gives a copy of Emmanuel Goldstein's book to the protagonist Winston. In the book the official political ideology of the Eastasian Government is called "Death Worship" or "Obliteration of Self".
Many eastern Religions/philosophies - Buddhist and Taoist in particular - talk about releasing attachment to our identities. The language Orwell chose doesn't appear accidental and seems to suggest that government of Eastasia deliberately chose to use those philosophies as the context for their brand of oligarchical collectivism.
Because many Eastasian citizens already practice Buddhism, it could be smart to utilize corrupted versions of their existing beliefs as a vehicle for party propaganda.
Does anyone know if Orwell has spoken about this?