Buddhist Impacts on Culture and Civilization of Mongolia

The truth the Siddhartha Gautama, taught cannot be adequately ...

By G. Ganbold*

Continuation from May 2019 issue:

The truth the Siddhartha Gautama, taught cannot be adequately described in short remarks. Perhaps it requires a life- long effort to comprehend it. The Lord Buddha described it in a parable. Man should seek the middle path between self-indulgence and self-mortification. This middle way, known as the Noble Eightfold path, consisted of right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right mode of living, right endeavor, right mindfulness and right consciousness. Thus, teachings of Buddha helped to form our thoughts and turned into a philosophy that has huge impact on our state policy. Thus, we attach highest value to Ghyan (knowledge), Dharma (realization) and Karma (destiny).

We in Mongolia know what Swami Vivekanand had taught such as “What we think is who we are. So mind what you think. Words are secondary but thoughts are live longer and travel far”. “You have to mature from the inside out. There is no teacher but your own soul”. “Neither money, nor name or fame but character cleaves through adamantine walls of indifference”. We pass them on to our youth generation to generation.

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