Buddhism & Harmonious Society

发布日期:2017-08-04   字体大小:   
Buddhism is a religion, the formulation of whose core tenets is based on a philosophically conceptualized ideology. Since Buddhism upholds compassion, mercy, and self-respect, it can function in a superb and unique way not only to promote optimal development of personality, mood, and constitution of an individual but to considerably improve his or her morality and intellectuality. This is one of Buddhism's characteristics, which is very instrumental in helping the government carry out its campaign to create a harmonious society in China. Such a characteristic of Buddhism can provide sustenance and shelter, material and spiritual, to an individual, while fortifying his or her equanimity and broadening his or her mental horizon. Moreover such a characteristic can work as an antidote against social evils to enhance social stability and equilibrium. Buddhism holds that aggressiveness, greediness, and irrationality are factors to corrupt an individual's personality. The mode of personality acceptable to Mahayanistic faith can only be of the bodhisattva type which is characterized by sheer unselfishness and philanthropic love and generosity. As a matter of fact, traditional Chinese culture has already in a way embodied such a characteristic which is quite in agreement with the call by the government to create a harmonious society in China. (From My Heart My Buddha)