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Bhuddist Economics: Adhering to Ethical Standards - Economics inspired by Dhamma would be concerned with how economic activities influence the entire process of cause and condition, which will essentially affect the three interconnected spheres of human existence: individual, society and nature or the environment.
Buddhism and Democracy - Essay that argues that not only are Buddhism and liberal democracy compatible, but that they are complementary in a deep sense: Democracy is strengthened by values drawn from Buddhist moral and social theory, and Buddhist moral and social theory gains concrete institutional and procedural specificity when it is articulated through the framework of liberal democratic theory.
Buddhism and Global Nonviolent Problem Solving - by Glenn D. Paige and Sarah Gilliatt. Full text of the "augmented report of the fourth International Seminar on Buddhism and Leadership for Peace, held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, during August 15-20, 1989".
Buddhism and Human Rights - According to Buddhism, all men are equal in that they are all subject to the same law of nature. All are subject to birth, old age and death. The law of Karma is binding on everyone. Everyone reaps what he sows and the world keeps going on after the Karma activities contributed to by everyone.
Buddhism and Medical Ethics - A bibliographic introduction.
Buddhism and Respect for Parents - Extensive sutra analysis of Buddha's teaching on respecting one's parents.
Buddhist Morality - The Pancha Shila, or five moral precepts, and the Perfections or Virtues -- noble qualities that we should all strive to achieve.
Buddhist Precepts - An explanation of the PRecepts by Robert Aitken Roshi.
Consequences of Your Actions - Online Chinese Buddhist tract with simple illustrations of the moral consequences of actions.
Continuity and Change in the Economic Ethics of Buddhism: Evidence From the History of Buddhism in India, China and Japan - Buddhist economic ethics--that is Buddhist values with regard to wealth and economic activity, either within society or within the sangha play a significant role as a part of overall Buddhist philosophy regarding social life and even enlightenment itself.
Criteria for Judging the Unwholesomeness of Actions in the Texts of Theravaada Buddhism - The perspective of early Buddhism views morality as part of a spiritual path which largely consists of cultivating a more wholesome character: by undermining moral/spiritual defilements and cultivating counteractive virtues. This process of--generally gradual-- transformation is seen to culminate in a state of liberation from all traces of greed/attachment, hatred and delusion, and their consequent suffering, through the experience of Nirvana. Such a vision assumes that people have no fixed, unchanging Self, but are capable of radical transformation, brought about by attention to the nature of one's mind and actions.
Cutting the Cat Into One: The Practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts in Zen - Kai, jo, e. Sila or precepts, samadhi or complete practice, prajna or wisdom. Call them what you will, these are the basis and the ground of healthy practice. They are also the Path itself. And the results? Well, they are also kai, jo, and e.
Dana -- Buddhist Charity - Giver, Gift and Recipient No Separation
Dhammic Socialism - We are inevitably and inescapably social beings who must live together in a form of society that gives priority to the ways we inter-relate, work together, and help each other solve the problems and dukkha of life. Thus, the principle of right relationship or right inter-relatedness is the heart of such a society -- and this means Socialism, which may differ from the understanding of political scientists and Marxists.
Discipline and Dhamma-Vinaya - Dhamma-Vinaya was the Buddha's own name for the religion he founded. Dhamma -- the truth -- is what he discovered and pointed out as advice for all who want to gain release from suffering. Vinaya -- discipline -- is what he formulated as rules, ideals, and standards of behavior for those of his followers who went forth from home life to take up the quest for release in greater earnestness.
Economics in Buddhism - To live in this world, wealth is very essential. So everyone has to work for money as society depends on economics. But we should not regard wealth to be like a god. Trying to get wealth through right means is not wrong. Competition can be bad if it is directed by ulterior motives. But it is very helpful and effective concerning success and progress where the motive is good and correct. The man who has no selfish attachment to wealth is able to do a lot of things for society with wealth that was either accumulated by his own effort or inherited.
Essays on Buddhist Ethics - By Ron Epstein. *Animals for Dinner--A Karmic Tale *Buddhism and Biotechnology *Buddhist Ideas for Attaining World Peace *Genetic Engineering: A Buddhist Assessment *The Inner Ecology: Buddhist Ethics and Practice *Pollution and the Environment: Some Radically New Ancient Views
Individual and Society - "How do we contribute to society through the practice of morality? By practicing morality buddhists can grant freedom from fear to the society. Even a cursory glance at many of the societies in the world would show us that they are torn apart by violence and other behaviors harmful to their members. Due to this situation the societies we live in today are engulfed in fear. Several fears always worry everyone in the world. Fear of loss of wealth, fear of loss of life, fear of losing loved ones, and fears of war are few we have to face everyday. All these fears could occur due to the actions of others who do not have morally disciplined behavior. In other words, these fears could arise in a society due to individuals not practicing morality. These fears do not arise in the society due to buddhists who practice morality. By practicing morality an individual grants the freedom from fear to the surrounding society."
Intro to Buddhism - Buddhism has been described as a very pragmatic religion. It does not indulge in metaphysical speculation about first causes; there is no theology, no worship of a deity or deification of the Buddha. Buddhism takes a very straightforward look at our human condition; nothing is based on wishful thinking, at all. Everything that the Buddha taught was based on his own observation of the way things are. Everything that he taught can be verified by our own observation of the way things are. If we look at our life, very simply, in a straightforward way, we see that it is marked with frustration and pain. This is because we attempt to secure our relationship with the "world out there", by solidifying our experiences in some concrete way.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics - An online academic electronic journal devoted to theoretical and applied issues in Buddhist ethics.