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Significance of Buddhist Education and its Role in Modern Society

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)

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Page : 163-165

Keywords : Buddhist Education; Ethics; Meditation; Discipline;

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Buddhist education is a system for establishing a perfect society. This topic will mention a number of issues related to the significance of Buddhist education and its role in improving contemporary social and ethical life. We can create a good society and solve the problems of the spirit, that is, the improvement between the material and the spiritual, when society develops, it means a change in all aspects of human such as personality, psychology, philosophy, ethics, etc. However, for this modern life, most people will be inclined to material values rather than spiritual values, and from there will be appeared disputes, jealousness, selfishness and greed. That is the source of divisions from selfishness, greed that leads to consequences such as social evils, gambling, theft, truancy, etc. these are despite being condemned all over the world on social networks as well as newspapers, but also cannot eliminate them. In order to improve people's living ethics, so the teachings in the Buddhist education system have been formed, these are from the words of the Buddha that have been cultivated and gained experience. When it comes to the role of Buddhist education, we must refer to a long history of Buddhist education. From the founding of the Sangha by the Buddha to the formation and development of Buddhist monasteries in ancient India that they functioned as centers of education, teaching, scriptures, Vinaya, and other studies. And to this day, Buddhist education systems have also been formed to maintain human values of truth, goodness and beauty. We can say that Buddhism is a school of psychology, philosophy, art, a study of equality, ethics and human rights, etc. The role of Buddhist education is to serve all subjects and especially to bring people to overcome suffering and improve morality by means of precepts, Eightfold Path, meditation, etc.

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