The Buddhist Way of a Religious Practice toward Other Faiths

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Phra Nipich Sophano


   The social backgrounds of the pre-Buddhist society include many primitive and diverse religions. When Buddhism was founded, it based its teaching on the universal law of reason, morality and freedom of religious belief. Therefore, a large number of people converted to Buddhism. The teachings of Buddhism toward other faiths include the principles of justice, honor, and not talking advantage of others. This implies an acceptance of other religions. In case conflicts occur between two followers of different religions, Buddhism teaches calmness, mindfulness and equanimity. Anger should be restrained and dialogues should be promoted to bring mutual understanding. This teaching covers personal and national life-threatening conflicts because Buddhism teaches that hatred is stopped by pacifism. When you get angry, you should win over yourself rather than be hostile to others.

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Sophano, P. N. (2018). The Buddhist Way of a Religious Practice toward Other Faiths. Journal of Arts Management, 1(3), 197–208. Retrieved from