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An Overview of Social Well-being in Humanistic Buddhism
Author Yung-dong
Source Hsi Lai Journal of Humanistic Buddhism=西來人間佛教學報
Pages468 - 480
PublisherInternational Academy of Buddhism, University of the West
Publisher Url
LocationRosemead, CA, US [柔似蜜, 加利福尼亞州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
AbstractMost of the main ideas in Buddhism, such as compassion, loving-kindness, giving, not killing, not stealing and so on, are associated with social well-being. Sakyamuni Buddha not only taught us through sutras but also presented himself as a positive example. Nowadays, 2500 years later, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the developer of modern Humanistic Buddhism, and founder of Hsi Lai University, follows the Buddha’s way and had devoted all his life to the activities of social well-being.

This paper is divided into three parts. First, I will quote some Mahayana sutras which illustrate social well-being. Second, I will explore the Humanistic Buddhist perspective on current social issues. Third, I will enumerate the activities developed for social well-being by Fo Guang Shan. I will conclude with a note of respect for all the bodhisattvas who are the truthful followers of the Buddha and enthusiastically promote the spirit of Buddhism worldwide.
Table of contentsIntroduction 468
The textual proof of the concept of social well-being 469
The concept of social well-being - altruism and compassion 469
The principle of social well-being - in accordance with all sentient beings 470
The method of social well-being - giving 471
The Humanistic Buddhist Perspective on Current Social Issues 472
Activities in Humanistic Buddhism for creating social well-being 478
Conclusion 479
ISSN15304108 (P)
Created date2014.07.31
Modified date2020.09.22

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