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2014.03.15 The Sixteen Views [Part 1]

posted Mar 14, 2014, 1:29 PM by Seminar Coordinator   [ updated Mar 15, 2014, 6:22 PM ]

Discussion Topics

  1. Everyone thinks, "I am right, others are wrong." I am right it is everyone else who is wrong.."  With this being the case, can anyone share what it is in Tzu Chi (the way we do things) that can help us to change this way of perception?  Please share what you have seen or perhaps, what you have heard, that shows the difference Tzu Chi has made in volunteer's lives.
  2. With respect to the Caste System in India, Master relates: "The Buddha saw this discrimination and saw how their lives were full of suffering, which they could never overcome. His heart was pained. What is there to fight over in this world? Isn't life just birth, aging, illness and death?"  When we look at the world today...are the countries who suffer least the most discriminatory...or the least?  What do you think this says?  What can we infer?  (there are no wrong answers!  :) 
  3. More than 2000 years later, has the Indian caste system fallen apart? No, it is still there. Hinduism is still prevalent. After the Buddha entered Nirvana, the influence of Buddhism slowly declined over the last 2000 years. Hinduism and Brahmanism are still thriving. Since their views could not be changed, people still have the concept of castes. It is a concept that has remained the same over time.  Does our work in Tzu Chi, CAN our work in Tzu Chi help to overcome the Caste System...or any other discrimination system?  What do you think?

2014.03.15 Dharma As Water Transcript

Seminar Coordinator,
Mar 14, 2014, 1:31 PM