Background Humanistic Buddhism “Humanistic Buddhism” is a form of Buddhism that emphasises on cultivating one’s compassion through daily practice. It aims to shape a harmonious society by giving helping hands to those in need (What is Humanistic Buddhism, 2015). “Humanistic Buddhism” (rensheng fojiao) was first introduced by the Master Ven. Taixu in the early 20th century in China. Taixu was a famous Buddhist modernist who promoted the reform and renewal of Chinese Buddhism by pioneering the term “Buddhism for Human Life” in China, in which the terms “Buddhism for Human World” and “Humanistic Buddhism” were usually interchangeable (Sik, 2016).
Sirilada Ruangchai 5621606345 Sec.700 No.31 Why should Thai education be reformed? Failure or success? As the saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela) It expresses that in the knowledge-based society, education is a tool which is necessary that people use for developing their countries. According to the quote, it cannot be denied that education is important, and it always should be developed and altered the strategy so that our education system will be better. When education system is altered for several times, it causes to be educational reform.
Due to the price increase, colonists protested by dumping all the tea into the Boston Harbor. Certainly, tensions have risen from just wanting representation to a far greater need: independence. In the First Continental Congress, the colonists start military preparations. Still at this time, there were doubters among delegates as they only called for representation. Initially, there was a war for better rights, better representation, and better treatment from the crown.
With the fall of the Han dynasty, political disorder prevailed due to the change from Han’s organized and uniform reign, a traditional government leading by Confucian values. With a new dynasty rising and the spread of Buddhism, China started disuniting. As a result, many people believed that the values the Chinese society was being led by were deficient and believed Buddhism would restore social and political order. First, Chinese aristocrats and high officials believed that there were many external factors that were provoking many Chinese, especially in rural areas towards different ideals and behaviors specially against their government. This was achieved through trade, invasions etc (Doc 2).
With the use of governmental and educational reforms, Neo-Confucian scholars were able to quickly convert the once Buddhist society, to a society whose values despised Buddhism and align with Neo-Confucianism. Because Neo-Confucian values on the surface seem to promulgate a more
This is explaining the point of rebirth and to reaching Nirvana. Siddhartha Gautama was the known leader because he was the creator and the first to reach Nirvana. Nirvana was just like Moksha; when individuals wanted to be liberated in order to be at peace with oneself. In the end, Nirvana was the main goal in becoming a Buddhists and to becoming just like
____________________________ The virtue of virya :- Every buddhist is expected to show fortitude in the face of hardships. .Buddhism appreciate the virtue of zeal that is , an intense enthusiasm .Buddhism gives great importance to the virtue of virya that is , energy , efforts , strong and persistent efforts . Buddhism created a new hope by saying that sufferings can be removed by ardent endeavor . Sufferings can be removed by making persistent efforts . Buddhism tell us that we can overcome sufferings by virya ( efforts ) and by a resolution of problems .
This is initially relevant in the consideration of Siddhartha Gautama, the original Buddha, from whom the Buddhist tradition grew and whose initial learning was of the Hindu ascetic tradition (Carmody and Carmody 1996:66). Much the same as Hindus aim to attain Moksha, Buddhists endeavour to become ‘enlightened’ , and although both are based in a freedom from suffering, they are subtly different. Enlightenment transpires as nirvana, which is essentially a state of ‘Being’. From its core prescriptions, Buddhism places immense importance on meditation; as noted in (Carmody and Carmody 1996:65-69) firstly, in that one of the three principle concerns of the religion is meditation; then that the Buddhist lore, or Dharma  dictates meditation as a part of or perhaps a method to reach nirvana; furthermore, it was through such practises as meditation that the Buddha first realised the enlightenment that he chose to share with all beings (Carmody and Carmody 1996:66). Again, similar to Hinduism, the Buddhist practise of meditation revolves around such yogic discipline as to encourage a mind-set conducive to enlightenment – “right mindfulness and right concentration” (Carmody and Carmody 1996:64) are perhaps the most central aspects, which blossom constantly as ideas of calm, concentration, focus, a clarity or purity of mind and a peaceful steady disposition.
However there were nothing can change them cause Theravāda tradition is in there heart and as their blood and bones. Khmer Theravāda Buddhist monks patiently facing those serious difficulties, and tried to impart the Dhamma to younger generations. They opened Dhamma classes secretly to make sure that the knowledge about Dhamma are continuously spread but those Theravāda Buddhist monks living in the impart South of Vietnam were all safe. By the passion of those people and the change in politic, Theravāda Buddhism in Vietnam has turned to another pages of its history. April 30, 1975, Vietnam is totally liberated and being under a Communist government.
It is said that sometimes we have to change something for the better. As far as we can see, it cannot deny that the education is one of the most important systems in every country. It also can be the biggest and strongest weapons to change the whole wide world. But unfortunately, there are a lot of problems which are so difficult to resolve about the education system in many countries, especially the problems of the education system in Thailand. So, it can be proved through many reasons that the education system in Thailand should be revolutionized, whether it be to improve the education ranking, to decrease the inequality of the education system, and to increase the quality of the citizens in Thailand.