Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Duties of Buddhism for Society

          In this chapter it is much more important to everyone to understand how much Buddhism has been related with society. Not only these days Buddhism is needed, but at the time of Buddha, it was also in need of Buddhism to guide the way for peace and happiness. In once occasion the Buddha said to His disciples, thus,
“Go forth, O Bhikkhus, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, benefit, and happiness of gods and men… Let not two go by one way. Preach, O Bhikkhus, the Dhamma, excellent in the beginning, excellent in the middle, excellent in the end, both in spirit and in the letter. Proclaim the Holy Life altogether, perfect and pure. There are beings with a little dust in their eyes, who, not hearing the Dhamma, will fall away. There will be those who understand the Dhamma.”22

These golden words of Buddha reminded us, Buddhist monks, not only be simply learning, praying, reciting, what the Buddha taught as verses in daily practices, but they should also teach others what he taught as well. Therefore, we Buddhists must be humble to every living being in the whole universe.

End Note:
22. Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, Why Buddhism, p.1

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