Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Transformation of Society

Early Buddhism sees personal transformation as the key to the transformation of society. A peaceful and harmonious society cannot be imposed from the outside by the decrees of a powerful authority but can only emerge when people rectify their minds and adopt worthy standards of conduct. Thus the task of promoting communal harmony must begin with personal transformation.

~Bhikkhu Bodhi, in The Buddha's Teaching on Social and Communal Harmony

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