Korean Buddhist Chung Bil Park said, if I where to have Children in many Parts of the world, and they where of different races, I would love them all the same because they are all part of me. As the human race is part of one original source.
The worldwide Buddhist community, as an humane whole, transcends divisions prevalent in society today. Social and economic development efforts are undertaken by Buddhists everywhere, International Buddhist wish to foster a new world, transcending race and religions. To bring a conciousneess to society in the Global Village.
Buddhist feel social and economic development generally take the form of progessive reformist and revolutionary initiatives carried out by Co-operative groups of people in the Cities and Rural areas in which they live. As these initiatives evolve, some grow into more sustantial programs with permanent administrative structures. Buddhist encourage both frugal and cost effectiveness. Changing society from one of wastefulness, to one that takes care of the Earth and Communties.
At the heart of all Buddhist development takes recognition of a deep and inseparable connection between the practical and spiritual aspects of daily life. Creating a desire for social change and instilling confidence that it can be achieved must ultimately come from an awakening of the human spirit. Cultivating the spiritual and humane roots of human motivation provides the essential impulse that ensures genuine social advancement.
Workers in the development field have increasingly come to understand that the creation and diffusion of knowledge lie at the heart of social progress. Buddhist social and economic development is therefore focused on increasing the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to take concrete steps that foster Enlightenment and material well-being. This process of capacity building involves a global enterprise of Education in which Buddhists from virtually every cultural and ethnic background work to apply the methods of science and the moral and spiritual insights found in the the Buddhist teachings to their particular local conditions. It is a Karmic Process in which every local communities gradually improve their ability to define, analyze, and meetthe needs of the community.
From the Buddhist point of view the set of efforts necessary for building up the social, economic, and moral fabric of life must draw upon the resources of both the mind and the heart. By fully integrating spiritual principles into community development activities, ideas, values, and practical measures emerge that promote self-reliance and safeguard human dignity. In this way, patterns of dependency are avoided and conditions of inequality are progressively eliminated.
Buddha, Gautama Siddartha Once said, ” Ther are as many Buddhas as there are grains in the River Ganges.” The Buddha sees the Enlightened Condition of all humans, and their potential for Enlightenment. The Buddha also saw the potential for and enlightened Society.
Buddha=Guatama Siddartha was a very humanist and democratic Thinker. First is a commentary on a Sutra-“Way of Sovereign” a sub-sutra of “Merit Transference” Commentary on “Way of Sovereign Sutra”:
The Buddha entered a dialogue with a disciple named Saccaka. Saccaka asks the Buddha what is the way of a King? The Buddha Answers: A King is like a benevolent Parent. A kings subjects is as if they where his own family. He must know and love his subjects and tend their needs. Saccaka asked what it is a king should know? Buddha’s response was: A King is well versed in statesmentship and politics, he is knowledgeable about he law and is always just. Justice is always fair and impartial.
Saccaka asks-How does a King take care of his subjects? Buddha replies: A king always has compassion. Always shows benevolence to the poor and stops abuse, over taxation, and abuse of his subjects.The King prevents grafting and political deceit amongst representatives of the people. Saccaka asks about foreign affairs and the Buddha responds: The King does best to keep peace with other Kings. He does his best to solve matters as reasonable as possible and always uses reason first. A king never commits to war unless there is no other alternative. A King always prevents war. Saccaka asks what is the best abidance for the people and the Buddha replies: A King abides by five virtue. 1-Truth-always be honest with the people or the king looses credibility and the people turn on him. Dishonesty erupts through out the land.
2. Effort-The King makes all the right efforts for his people.. In service the kings does best to ensure his people safety, and efficient solutions in governance.
3.Speaks Kindly: A King does not abuse, nor speaks unkindly of other Kings or subjects. A King must not warrant abuse upon himself or his subjects. A King as his subjects remain respectful.
4. Applies Reason-There must always be implemented a reasonable solution to all government problems. No King should rule in delusion or ignorance due to severe karmic effect.
5. Rule of Compassion: A King knows his people-meets the needs of his people, and shares his love, respect, protection,and elieviates the misery of his people. Where there is suffering a King shall apply his wisdom and compassion in ending the burden of his people. A king ends poverty and redistributes the wealth evenly A king must stop invaders and injustice. He must first try and find peace amongst those who would commit to hostility, if at war-must take prisoners alive. A King always acts respectful in all situations.
The Buddha was once asked about working and ownership of servants. This excerpt from the Sijalovada Sutra says-The Buddha recommended-Adequate Pay (living Wage)-leisure time-good retirement-health care-and treats his servants well with no abuse.
Buddhists have a view of world peace which spiritual. WON BUDDHIST PROPOSALS FOR WORLD PEACE: Won Buddhism nor Buddhism in general, is not confined to one nation or one race. Won Buddhism goals to go beyond any boundaries or obstructions. The founder of Won Buddhism advocated lrwonism himself, and claimed that all religions meet at the thought of lrwonism because the final goal of religions is one and the same. Chongsan taught Samdong Morality(The Morality based on the Three Principles of Identity). The First Principle of Identity, “All Doctrines Have the Same Origin,” suggests that each religion should expand beyond its own boundaries to open up to other religions, since all religions share one Truth and the same goal. The Second Principle of Identity, “All Living Beings Are Related by the Same Force (of Life),” suggests that the human race ought to live as brothers, free from fighting or resentment, since all human beings are of one family. The Third Principle of Identity, “All Enterprises Are for the Same Purpose’, suggests that all human enterprises and assertions need to cooperate with each other, rather than rejecting one another, in order to construct a better world on earth. Chongsan’s spirit of Samdong Morality is succeeded by Taesan’s proposals for world peace, namely, cultivation of the mind-field, development of a worldwide market and the united religions movement “Cultivation of the Mind-field” purposes to foster the strength of mind, which can then make good use of scientific and technological advancement. Otherwise, human beings become enslaved to materialism and degenerate due to the influence of advanced science and technology. Development of a Worldwide Market” purposes to promote international cooperation without confinement to national or racial interests, so the all human beings are equally provided with affluent material conditions in clothing, food, and shelter for their physical needs. The United Religions Movement” purposes to free the individual from one’s own religious egotism and boundaries, and to fulfill the original mission of religion. In furtherance of the goal of religious cooperation, the Won Buddhist community proposes to establish an institutionalized organization for world religions comparable to, and on parallel with, the United Nations organization. The Buddhist community wants to lead in removing the boundaries and barriers of the past, and creating one global family on earth, in tandem with other religious communities.