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The place of Humanistic Buddhism in UNESCO universal ethics project

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Author

Dhammaratana, T.

Date

2002

Volume

3

Pages

34-56

ISSN

1530-4108

Abstract

Buddhism is humanistic in many ways and in a variety of the senses that the term "humanism" has acquired. The Buddha as a social reformer sought to establish human value, dignity, equal rights, freedom, justice and peace. There is no doubt that Buddhism has a very significant contribution to UNESCO's effort in evolving Universal Ethics or a Common Framework for Ethics of the Twenty-first Century.