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3. Dr B.R.Ambedkar thundered “Main Bharat Baudhmay karunga.” (I will make this country Buddhist)
All Aboriginal Awakened Societies Thunder ” Hum Prapanch Prabuddha
Prapanchmay karunge.” We will make the whole world Prabuddha Prapanch Universe.
Buddhist principles on Democracy
Democracy in buddhism
Lecturer-: Ven. Polgolle Kusaladhamma Ven. B Dhammarama SIBA-BABL 14-13
4th Semester Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy Buddhist Social
& Political Philosophy
What is Democracy
Buddhist Sanga and Democracy
Buddhist Approaches to Democracy
This Dhamma for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many,
and out of compassion for the world.
There is an inseparable
affinity between Buddhism and Democracy. The Buddha’s teaching
definitely encourages democratic ideas and institutions. This is shown
within the community of the Buddhist monk. All disciples in the Buddhist
community have the equal rights to speech, act, and think without any
religious authority and also, respect the human dignity as well as
humanity. Those are the main principles of Democracy. He made the Sanga,
the community of monk, it is an absolutely democratic institution. Even
the modern idea of voting proxy is found in the Buddha’s code of
discipline. And also, the life of the Buddha is a remarkable record of a
fully developed social consciousness.
4. WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
word democracy is derived from the Greek word Dēmos = the people Kratos
= power or rule Democracy is the government of the by the for the
5. BUDDHIST SANGA AND DEMOCRACY
The term ‘Sanga’ definitely indicates a kind of political organization. - J.P. Sharma
Sangha is a system of government formed by the Bhikkhus for the
Bhikkhus and of the Bhikkhus - G. De Caratha Bhikkhave janapada
cārikan bahujana hitāya… sukhāya… - Mahāvaggapāli
Agatānāgata catuddisa sanga (The sanga of the four quarters)
System of punishment
The court system
Kappiya kuti (all Sangika property or provisions belonging to the whole Sanga was stored)
6. BUDDHIST APPROACHES TO DEMOCRACY •
King – Aggaṅṅa Sutta • Seven conditions of welfare – Maha Parinibbāna
Sutta • Dasa rājadharma - Cakkavatti sīhanāda Sutta • Brahmavihāra •
Equality • Justice • Amity
7. CAKKAVATTI KINGSHIP Ten Royal virtues…….
Dāna - Be liberal & avoid selfishness
Sīla - Maintain a high moral character
Pariccāga - Be prepared to sacrifice own pleasure for others
Ājjava - Be honest & maintain absolute integrity
Majjava - Be kind & gentle Tapa - Lead a simple life for the
subjects to emulate Akkodha - Be free from hatred of any kind
Avihinsā - Develop the non-violence
Khantī - Practice patience Avirodhatā - Respect public opinions to promote peace & harmony
is a very affinity between Buddhism and Democracy. The Buddha appeared
on account of democracy at a time when autocracy was prevalent in India.
Most of the states were feudal, being under a king as in the case of
the Buddha’s own clan, the Sakyans. The path which the Buddha and his
disciples had shown us has not been forgotten. King Ashoka and Mahatma
Gandhi followed the same path and strength of the nation was raised.
Even though Buddhist principles and democracy have very close
relationship, the doctrine preached by the Buddha is not based on
political philosophy. Sometimes the Buddha is said to be a social
reformer and he condemned the cast system, recognized the equality of
people. However, Buddhism is a 100% democratic religion with the freedom
of speech, act, and think. There is no any religious commandment or law
in Buddhism to control the people.
Sources • Mahavagga Pali, Translated by Nanamoli Bhikkhu. • Ven.
Bhikkhu Bodhi (1998), Book of the Discipline, Buddhist Publication
Society, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy. • Digha Nikaya, Buddha Jayanthi
Tripitaka, Nadimala, Colombo. Secondary Sources • Ven. Dhammarathana T
(2006), The Buddha and his vision for the Modern World, Badullagammana
Sri Sumanasara Nayake Abhinandana Shastriya Snagahaya. • Dr. Saddatissa
Maha Thera T (2008), Buddhist Ethics, Allen & Unwin Ltd. Dictionary •
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Sinhala Sources • Mahavagga Pali
in Vinaya Pitakaya, Buddha Jayanthi Tripitaka, Nadimala, Colombo
5. Maker of COVID Tests Says Pandemic is Biggest Hoax Ever
Perpetrated It is like a blind man searching for a black cat in a dark
room which is not there.
WORLD WILL BE FREE FROM HOAX - STRENGTHENING THE TRUST FOR BEST OF HEALTH -SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY SURVEY
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