In this paper, a case is made that Buddhism is a system of education that is designed to transition humanity from egoic consciousness to post-egoic consciousness, which is also known as enlightenment. It is further argued that global world peace cannot be had if such transition is not made. Toward this transition, Buddhism is seen as making an essential contribution by providing us with contemplative methodology for the shift in consciousness. Meditational technologies, such as insight meditation and working with the Four Immeasurables, are introduced and shown how they support the transition.
Bai, H. (2018). Towards enlightenment: Buddhism's contribution to the common good through establishing contemplative culture. In M. L. Pirner, J. Lahnemann, W. Haussmann, & S. Schwartz (Eds.), Public theology, religious diversity, and interreligious learning (pp. unknown). New York, NY: Routledge.
Public theology, religious diversity, and interreligious learning
Towards enlightenment: Buddhism's contribution to the common good through establishing contemplative culture
M. L. Pirner, J. Lahnemann, W. Haussmann, & S. Schwartz
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