The Social Function of Buddhism

发布日期:2019-05-10   字体大小:   

Practice remains dominant rather than Buddhist sutra, which is just as Chinese history does not mean various schools of Masters and thirteen Confucian classics. Buddhist sura translation was just previous preparation to ultimately carry forward moralization to influence the whole society. From the mundane viewpoint, the function of Buddhism lied in supplement of the then politics and then social life or moralization for then society. From the angle of Buddhism out of world and in the world, it is in the world because of its taking across sentient beings in the world. Any other era, any society and any government will not be able to please all. The impact of Buddhism lies in alleviating people’s dissatisfaction and discontent. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

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