BUDDHISM & ETHICS

Author:

M. Srivastava

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

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Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9788175333499

ISBN-10 8175333499
Binding

Paperback

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 269 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.97 x 1.91 x 20.96
Weight (grms) 500

Ethics basically involves leading life in a right manner and making right decisions about moral issues. In Buddhism, there is no God. So, it is up to human beings themselves to perform right action and make this world better. Buddhism considers behaviour ethical only if it does not cause harm to one self or other. It is also noteworthy that in Buddhism, ethical beaviour is necessary not only because it is based on right or wrong but also because it is the means to attain enlightenment. For common Buddhists, the Five Precepts form the foundation for an ethical behaviour. 


Essentially, according to Buddhist teachings, the ethical and moral principles are governed by examining whether a certain action, whether connected to body or speech is likely to be harmful to one's self or to others and thereby avoiding any actions which are likely to be harmful. In Buddhism, there is much talk of a skilled mind. A mind that is skilful avoids actions that are likely to cause suffering or remorse.

M. Srivastava

M Srivastava is a scholar of ancient history, literature and culture. He is an MA and M Phil. In history. He served as a curator in provincial museum for a short period and later on joined an ad-hoc Lecturer in prestigious college and still continuing and teaching history.
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