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Buddhism a Balm of Bliss for the Bruised World

November 28, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 12   Category: Inspirational Stories  Earning $0.20   Views: 391

World today needs some blue rays to treat the bruises of terrorism and war threats. Buddha teaches the knowledge of balm-like relationship through better communication. His philosophy brings the whole humanity attain freedom and equality which the modern world aspires for.

         

Modern world is tortured with the threat of terrorism and fear of destruction. It is at a dangerous point of cross roads: of fear and peace. On one side the path of future leads to increasing social and economic division, environmental destruction, war and annihilation of the whole planet earth. On the other side the other path leads to increasing social harmony, economic and environmental balance, and a golden era of peace. commercialism and consumerism are burying the values of human existence. The question of existence "to be or not to be" depends on every individual of how he is going to choose his path. Man is hiding himself more in his cocooned world of selfishness in the computer era. In such a situation Buddhism suggests better communication as a panacea for human survival.

Buddhism is a philosophy of better communication

Though Buddhism is considered as a religion followed by nearly one third of the world population, Buddha had no intention of starting a religion when he began to teach the Dhamma of Karma. In fact, he taught equality and ways to reach equality. Buddhism is seen as a shelter for all people condemned as inferior to others in some way or other. It becomes a refuge for the untouchables. Buddhism believes in the equality of man irrespective of caste, creed, colour and faith. It is just a code of conduct for better communication and harmonious living. Actually, Buddhism came into existence when Brahmanism was at the zenith threatening people projecting God as a supreme force of tyranny.

Buddhism suggests communication as the path of peace

Buddhism teaches the path of right thinking and dialog. While addressing a gathering of nearly 900 Buddhist monks and scholars at a four-day Global Buddhist Congregation 2011 held at New Delhi Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said, "The 20th century was a century of war and violence, now we all need to work to see that the 21st century is of peace and dialogue." He mentioned that Buddhism is a tool for promoting peace.

Emotional outbursts of modern man

Today, modern science has developed most of the potentials found in the physical world. But man has lost his inner world. The spiritual leader Dalai Lama further said that while modern science has developed a highly sophisticated understanding of the physical world, including the subtle workings of the body and the brain, Buddhist science has devoted itself to first-person understanding of many aspects of emotions - areas that are still new to modern science.

Better communication is the only path for peace

According to Buddhism, synthesis of both physical and spiritual approaches has great potential to lead to discoveries that will enrich our physical, emotional and social well-being. Most of the modern problems arise because of lack of communication. It is lack of amicable contacts between different faiths and communities that leads to misunderstanding and clashes. The lack of appreciation of the mutual value of one another is the most significant obstacle to religious harmony.

Buddhism suggests better communication, leaving aside selfish motives, is the panacea for achieving world peace. It should be started at the grass root level of every individual.




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