International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part D (2018)
Buddhism and positive thinking: A conceptual framework
Rajendra P and Venerable Dr. Phrakrud Ghosit Buddhisat Vajiranyano
Buddhist moral precepts provide wholesome foundations for personal and social growth; these are the practical principles for a good life and the cultivation of the virtues. If we understand the objectives of the Pancha sila and realize its benefits, we will see moral precepts as an integral part of the life. Buddhist moral precepts are not a commandments imposed by force; they are the course of training willingly undertaken in order to achieve a desired objective. We do not practice to please a supreme being, but for our own good and good of mankind. As individuals we need to train in morality to lead a good noble life. On a social level, we need to help maintain peace and harmony in society and facilitate the progress of the common goodness. The practice of moral precepts is essential in this regard. The present study is a conceptual framework on Buddhism and the positive thinking that emanates therefrom.
How to cite this article:
Rajendra P and Venerable Dr. Phrakrud Ghosit Buddhisat Vajiranyano. Buddhism and positive thinking: A conceptual framework. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(12): 281-285.