BUDDHISM: THE CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Sitthiporn Khetjoi
Daoreudee Srisaket
Prasert Chompromma
Sudathip Khetjoi

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              This paper has the aims to explain about the contribution of Buddhism for socio-economy sustainable development. Sustainable development has been a matter of discussion in development practices and theories for a long time. Since the industrial revolution, development has mainly focused on economic progress in consumption, production, and industrial growth together with technological advancement. Every society has a particular world view that reflects their people’s values, especially their values concerning how their socio-economy should function. The world view of western societies has typically reflected to a considerable extent the principles and concepts of mainstream of socio-economy. In recent years, an alternative to mainstream of Buddha’ teaching for socio-economy sustainable development has been increasingly discussed. In light of the very difficult problems  that we are facing in the world, adopting the values and perspectives of Buddhist principles can be expected to do much more to overcome large scale of socio-economic dysfunctions and improve societal well-being than can be expected from utilizing the world views of industrial capitalist economy.

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Khetjoi , S., Srisaket , D., Chompromma, P., & Khetjoi, S. (2020). BUDDHISM: THE CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIO-ECONOMY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Journal of Buddhist Education and Research, 6(1), 1-12. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jber/article/view/242672
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