Series: Societal Human Values

Holistic Living
As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.
Holistic Living
As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.
Holistic Living
As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.
Holistic Living
Jealousy sneaks up on us in many ways and it can be a tricky mental state to isolate. The Tibetan term (phrag dog) is a translation from the Sanskrit word Īrṣyā. According to the Mahayana Abhidharma, jealousy is one of the subsidiary unwholesome mental factors. The Indian and Tibetan words encompass two separate English terms: jealousy and envy. Jealousy derives from the negative emotion of anger or ill will. Envy also may manifest as resentment or anger, but it may also be mixed with attachment or greed.
Holistic Living
Although some readers might believe Buddhism and business have little to do with one another, history shows us a different story. The Buddha himself taught merchants and rulers, and members of the merchant class aided in spreading the teachings throughout Asia. Buddhist teachers and rulers recognized that laypeople need to take or give loans and to exchange commercial goods. But in doing so, we can be expected to conform to standards of fairness, honesty, and compassion in our interactions.
In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values.
In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values.
Hilary Herdman discusses Songtsen Gampo’s advice in choosing suitable role models.
In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values.
In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values.
Hilary Herdman shows how being kind to our neighbours lies at the heart of authentic dharma practice.
It’s important to be respectful to your elders, Hilary Herdman discusses how we can loosen our self-attachment by revevrential care to our elders.