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Karuna (compassion): The practice and its impacts on Chinese Mahayana Buddhists in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Mohd Nor, Nur Suriya (2016) Karuna (compassion): The practice and its impacts on Chinese Mahayana Buddhists in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. In: Seminar Antarabangsa Agama & Pembangunan ke-IX:Agama dan Perdamaian, 4th-5th October 2016, Bangi, Selangor.

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Abstract

KARUNA (compassion) in Mahayana Buddhism is explained as a wish to eliminate suffering from beings. It designates the quality of heart which emphasizes love and respect for all sentient beings. In Mahayana Buddhism compassion is equal to wisdom. In fact, it is one of the important ways to attain Nirvana (liberation from suffering). This paper seeks to discuss the practice of compassion and its impacts on Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Community in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The discussion is divided into two parts; the practice of filial piety and the practice of compassion towards other beings. It is found that the teaching of compassion in Mahayana Buddhism shares a lot of similarities with the teaching of compassion in Islam. It means that compassion stands as a common value between the two religions thus providing avenues for promoting mutual understanding between Buddhists and Muslims in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7233/57541
Uncontrolled Keywords: Karuna, compassion, practice, impacts, Chinese Mahayana Buddhists, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Nur Suriya Mohd Nor
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 15:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57541

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