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The Buddhism I Believe In

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The author believes in Buddhism and supports Buddhism totally, whole-heartedly because of the following qualities of Buddhism: Faith in Buddhism is faith in one's self, the main article of faith in Buddhism is equality, and the biggest contradiction among modern scholarly theories or principles is that between idealism and materialism. The practical activity of Buddhism is universal love and mutual aid. In today's world, where imperialism and nationalism have achieved real strength and predominance, such phrases as universal love and mutual aid sound detached from reality, but the truth is the truth. In terms of faith Buddhism is based upon faith in one's own self; in terms of ideology it is based upon equality; in terms of theory it is based upon idealism, which is inclusive, nay, transcendent, of both mind and matter; and in terms of practical activity it is based upon universal love and mutual aid.

Keywords: Buddhism; faith; idealism; materialism; mutual aid; nationalism; universal love



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