At present, Buddhism continues to gain an ever-widening acceptance in countries and societies far beyond its original home. Many people throughout the world, through their own careful choice, are adopting Buddhism's peaceful, compassionate and responsible ways as guiding principles in their lives. Meditation has always been at the very heart of the Buddhist path, and as its proven benefits to both mental and physical well-being are becoming more widely known, meditation grows increasingly popular. When stress is shown to be such a major cause of human suffering in modern society, the quieting practice of meditation is even more valued.
The world in the 21st century is too small and vulnerable for us to live in isolation or conflict. In all its long history no war has ever been fought to spread the Buddha's teachings. Tolerance, loving-kindness and forgiveness, essential for world harmony and individual happiness, are generated and developed through virtuous behavior and more deeply through Buddhist meditation. When put into practice in everyday life, the path of the Buddha gradually cultivates the heart with harmlessness. This is then offered to all beings, especially oneself. There is no place for dwelling in guilt or self-hatred in Buddhism.
The down-to-earth teachings and practices of the Buddha culminate in pure joy, unshakable serenity and penetrating wisdom, qualities identified with Buddhism for over 2,500 years and sorely needed in today's world. This gentle and sagacious peace of enlightenment is what makes the Buddha's message timeless and always vitally relevant.
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မၾကာမီရက္ပိုင္းအတြင္းတြင္ What is Buddhism? စာအုပ္ပါ အခန္းမ်ားအားလံုးကို စပိန္ဘာသာ ျဖင့္ ျပန္ဆိုျပီး ေဖာ္ျပေပးသြားမည့္အေၾကာင္း သတင္းေကာင္း ပါးအပ္ပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်ား။ စပိန္ဘာသာစကားသံုးေသာ နိဳင္ငံျခားသားမ်ားအား ဗုဒၶဘာသာအေၾကာင္း ျဖန္ ့ေ၀ေျပာၾကား သာသနာျပဳလိုတဲ့ ဓမၼမိတ္ေဆြမ်ားအတြက္ အေထာက္အကူတစ္ခု ျဖစ္နိဳင္လိမ့္မယ္လို ့ ယံုၾကည္ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္မိပါတယ္။