Buddhism: The Social Innovation for Peacebuilding and Harmony

Preecha Bunthavee

Abstract


Abstract

          This academic article aims to study the principle and process to create peace and harmony and to study how Buddhism as the innovation for peace and harmony to solve all kinds and all levels of conflicts in all elements of society.

          As we knew that conflict is a normal part of life and many issues could cause conflicts to arise in all communities in the world. Therefore, the social engineers should have various types of technique to use as the tool to solve the problem to create peace and harmony in the society.

          In this article I would like to present one of innovation to moderate the conflict and make the calm and quiet in the society to be peaceful and harmony for the long life of human being.

          Buddhism by nature is a peaceful religion, against the violence that comes to harm your mind and your life. As the Buddha said to his disciplines should not make a hate speech and quarrel with the other (Suddhinand Janthagul,1995, p 27) (Anupvado anupaghato: not speaking evil, not doing harm., Ovadapatimokkagatha), but go to make the benefit of all human being as the Buddha word: “Go ye forth, O Bhikkhus, on your journey, for the welfare of the many, for the happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, the benefit, the bliss of gods and men.”(Pha Dhammapitaka (P.A.Payutto), 2002, p 38)

          Then, Buddhism as the innovation of peacebuilding, first of all men should clear their mind to be peace from craving, grit and erroneous opinions and purify their mind by pleased and greedless to be the Nirvana. Rather than, the governor or the leader in the society have to manage the members to get satisfaction in all element solution of all members in their organization or their society.


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Buddhism, Social Innovation, Peace and Harmony.

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