Study of developing the society through meditation

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Srihan Kanishka Ariyasinghe

Abstract

        Current world is suffering in many type of issues in different extends. But there is one common reason for all issues, which s lack of spiritual development of the society. Therefore people don’t satisfied with their needs and always follow the desires and making their decisions in unconscious way. This study is about utilization of meditation as a tool for the world without concerning any other religious aspects. Buddhist meditation is the best approach for that and here we have to understand studying and practicing Buddhist philosophy is more important because it reality and the way of understanding the truth of the nature through meditation than concerning as a religion. Nowadays many Christians, Muslims also bend to practice meditation and many celebrities and personalities as well as international world class organization practice mindfulness meditation for their wellbeing. Therefore this study talks about how we can utilize meditation as a tool for minimizing the social issues.

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Ariyasinghe, S. K. . (2018). Study of developing the society through meditation. Journal of Buddhist Education and Research, 4(1), 23–30. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jber/article/view/243004
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