Thursday, October 31, 2013

Secular ethics, or Compassion

We have to be careful that secular ethics, or compassion can remove unrealistic fear (based on self-centered attitude due to ignorance) but can't remove realistic fear (useful warning). In other words, we must remind ourselves that secular ethics, or compassion can solve spiritual problems but can't solve materialistic or economic problems which many humans face now. The present situation is that greedy, arrogant, obsessed people are facing spiritual problems and compassionate and altruistic people are facing materialistic or economic problems. So, what is the use of secular ethics or compassion? To help greedy, arrogant, obsessed people? Or to help compassionate and altruistic people? (If self-centered people transform their mind to be altruistic) Or both?

Century of Compassion 思いやりの世紀

"We can make this a more peaceful century if we cherish non-violence and concern for others’ well-being. It is possible. If the individual is happier, his or her family is happier; if families are happy, neighbourhoods and nations will be happy. By transforming ourselves we can change our human way of life and make this a century of compassion." (From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's facebook on October 29, 2013)


If we can transform our mind, our action, habit, personality, destiny and life will change. (My commentary)