The Theoretical Set-up of the View on Eology in Buddhism
【Abstract】 Studies of the theoretical set-up of the view on ecology in Buddhism is of important theoretical and realistic significance. This theoretical set-up, on the one hand, should proceed from the spiritual pursuit and standards of life of humans themselves so as to open up a new dimension for the concepts of ecological culture, and on the other hand, give full play to the spirit of human care in Mahayana Buddhism and absorb the subjective spirit of the Western ecological cultural concepts on paying heed to reality and striving for practical route of settlement so as to meet the needs of the times. The set-up of the view on ecology in Buddhism should see the theory of Buddhism’s origin as the foundation, which contains such two dimensions as the secular meaning (dimension of reality) and true meaning (spiritual dimension). Currently, importance should be attached to the former. The basic contents of this secular meaning are made up of theories of ecology such as view of integration, of selflessness, of life, of mercifulness and of clean land.
- 【文獻出處】 深圳大學學報(人文社會科學版) ,Shenzhen University Journal(Humanities & Social Sciences) , 編輯部郵箱 ,2008年01期