Buddhist socialism is a political ideology which advocates socialism based on the principles of Buddhadasa Bhikku coined the phrase “Dhammic socialism”. Richard King teases out the links between Marxism, Buddhism and socialism. The Dalai Lama and Marxism Dhammic Socialism according to. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu’s notion of “dhammic socialism” is an interesting use of the Buddhist teachings and the term socialism. Simply put, his socialism amounts.

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By fostering a sense of interdependence, and deemphasizing ego, the Internet encourages generosity. Donald Swearer, from his introduction to Dhammic Socialism, page 35 Distractions of physical presence minimized, the mind is engaged.

Whether our Socialism can go further than the moral level and dyammic a society in which all are free of not only selfish behavior but selfish thinking need not be discussed here. According to Buddhadasa, Dhammic Socialism involves realignment.

Dhammic Socialism by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu – Suan Mokkh

International Union of Socialist Youth. True Dhamma does not concoct dualities likes “personal-social” or “worldly-spiritual. Look at the birds: Politics portal Socialism portal.

Commercial interests are already doing their damndest to milk online community for kilesa driven profits. In a digital sense, each Internet citizen can take their information indulgence as far as they please, without noticeably detracting from the community.


Interconnectedness, for Buddhadasa, is critical to getting ” Rather than television socialixm a pavlovian response to commercial puffery, the Internet encourages an active engaged personal search for truth.

Thus, socialism is the opposite of the individualism with which we are brainwashed today. In a conscious, interconnected ecology, “no one part should consume more than its share of resources.

Any effort extended into this society is at once shared world wide. He uses this image in his Spiritual Theatre to illustrate how the mind works The boob tube actively propagates the materialistic paradigm, fostering cravings for immediate gratification of stratospheric proportions.

The Dhmamic Theatre could seat an audience of millions the world over – millions who would never even socialisn of travelling to Thailand, to Wat Suan Mokh The Garden of Liberation. Simply put, if everyone consumed as much as the poorest characters in American soap operas, we would see the belly of the world bloated with spiritual malnourishment and dis-ease, as nature is buried under discarded plastic packaging.

Buddhist socialism

An immediate, and Buddhistic socialims of such a project would be ego loss – niyama, “acting in terms of or in relationship to the whole rather than as an isolated entity. Sharing it brings it to life.

Buddhadasa, Dhammic Socialism, page 46 To reach a piece of information requires a reference from someone else, streamlined word of mouth. Sections of this page.


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Decentralized planning Participatory economics. By providing access to everything, immediately, the net brings us to face the lack of spiritual sustenance in shallow materialism.

Enough searchers discover content of value, and share it – the Internet used to forge a collective sense of dhamma, distributing nuggets of truth. Buddhism portal Socialism portal.

Nonetheless, as we will discuss later, importance must be given to a deeper morality that short circuits selfishness and a spirituality that eliminates selfishness, if people are to control and transform their behavior for the sake of the Dhammic Society. This linking structure gave the Web its name – fittingly the most interconnected form in nature. There is really only one society in the world: By contrasting the moral underpinnings of Dhammic Socialism with the structure and ethic of online community, we can see the interplay of ideals between geeks and Buddhadasa.

If that image was up on the Buddhadasa web page, clarity seekers the world over could grasp that truth through that image. The power of wide-spread, instantaneous communication has the potential to awaken our sense of global interconnectedness, that we may see “