DMPQ: Highlight the The Ideal of Service in Buddhism

 

  • The “Mahaparinibbana Sutta” of the Dighanikaya describes seven conditions for the welfare, prosperity, and happiness of any community, nation or country.
  • These conditions must be considered before serving the people for their gradual development and welfare. These seven conditions are:
  1. To assemble on occasion whenever necessary to discuss the affairs of the community.
  2. To do everything by consensus.
  3. To respect old traditions and not transgress them.
  4. To respect and obey elders and superiors.
  5. To respect women in general.
  6. To respect, worship and honor all religious shrines.
  7. To honor and respect all holy people, irrespective of their caste, creed or gender.