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The Teachings of the Buddha Emphasize Peace and Fulfillment
Source: GFHS | Author: Jiacuo Rinpoche | Publish time: 2020-07-31 | 75 Views | Share:

Abstract: The author elaborated Buddha's teachings. The teachings of the Buddhahave made countless minds feel peaceful and made the world more beautiful with the beam of love. Human beings are losing their souls and directions in the torrent of the information age. All things and beings in the world are equal, advocated the Buddha, they need to protect and respect each other. Only if we have a tranquil lifestyle and soul can the world be peaceful. Secondly, our world needs compassion. We should maintain tolerance and love. Truly ideal life lies in peace, comfort and happiness, physically and mentally. It comes from a benevolent and wise heart. In the end, Dharma seeks enlightenment and fulfillment.

Keywords: Buddha, teachings, equality, peace, fulfillment, love

Jiacuo Rinpoche, Spiritual Leader, Young philosopher, Initiator of Charity Fund 
under China Population Welfare Foundation


My greetings go to all the members of the UNESCO family and friends from all over the world.


It is a privilege for me to be here today for Mobile Learning Week of UNESCO. I am passionate about mobile Internet. Since 2008, I have applied the Internet and social media to spread articles, books and videos. So far, with nearly 30 million followers, each of my articles has been read 50 to 70 million times on average. As a traditional religious person from a remote area in the Himalayas, I circulate ancient and sacred religions through the emerging information technology, which is very meaningful for all audiences and the inheritance of civilization. It is very encouraging to have such an opportunity to exchange today. I’d like to share with you the Buddha's teachings in the hope that they will be helpful to everyone.


According to the Buddha, all sentient beings have Buddhahood and all lives are equal. Our world needs equality, because only equality can bring peace.


Two thousand five hundred years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni, once an ancient Indian prince, set aside all problems to seek inner peace. He gave up the throne and sat quietly under the Bodhi tree by the Phalgu River to find the beginning of the soul. In this way, Prince Siddhartha realized the most complete spiritual state in a peaceful way. At the same time, he selflessly shared the way to the highest tranquility and peace with all human beings, so that families and lives tended to be happy and complete. For the world, the root of peace is peace of mind. Only when the mind is in peace, family and society can be peaceful, and so can the world.


I was born in the pasturing area in the Himalayas. All nurtured in the embrace of the sacred mountains and lakes in the snow-covered plateau have been educated on Buddhism for generations. As far as I know, it has been recognized globally for thousands of years that Buddhism has never caused a large-scale war anywhere in the world. The teachings of the Buddha, whether in the past, the present, or the future, have made countless minds feel peaceful and made the world more beautiful with the beam of love.


Jiacuo Rinpoche spoke at the 2017 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, March 2017 Photo credit by @ Jiacuo

It is not difficult to find that despite the rapid development of science and technology, many people in the city are having troubles in dealing with lives and are lost. If daily life gets worse, so does the soul. Further, the whole life dims. Human beings are losing their souls and directions in the torrent of the information age. The Buddha called for causality, reincarnation and equality to all sentient beings. All lives exist on different levels of life. Thus, all things and beings in the world are equal, advocated the Buddha, they need to protect and respect each other. Only if we have a tranquil lifestyle and soul can the world be peaceful.


Furthermore, our world needs compassion. We should also maintain tolerance and love while always being peaceful.


All things are a result of synergy, according to the Buddha. Therefore, all cultures, religions and values in our world deserve to be respected. We should tolerate the diversity of the world as well as respect everyone’s development.


Learning Buddhism from Dharma is a process of continuous improvement of compassion, love and wisdom. During the process, some may say that you are in a wrong direction if you do not pursue private ends, and the other may say that one should only love themselves and safeguard their own countries and rights. Despite such doubts, we should still, without hesitation, choose love for all and keep our love and compassion.


All the organizations serving the masses in the world are for the common good of humankind. We have plenty of cares and services for materials, life, education and rights. However, what the teachings of the Buddha have been tried to solve is to change the long-term painful state of human from the inside and to eradicate the cause of misery from the root. Truly ideal life lies in peace, comfort and happiness, physically and mentally. It comes from a benevolent and wise heart. Dharma allows us to return to the beginning of our heart, possess love, receive love and find the destination of our souls. It is the ultimate guide to happiness for everyone.


In Buddhism, love means compassion. When we love the world with compassion, wars and killings caused by interests will stop. The suffering of families and children from wars will cease as well. We will no longer face a world with chaos and turmoil. When we love the environment, people and nature can coexist in harmony.


Whether the future of our world is bright or dark depends on the hearts of every citizen living together on the planet which we call home. So love is the best education. Because of a lack of love, there is too much suffering in the world. Because of a lack of love, people become irritable. The love brought by the teachings of the Buddha is wise and selfless. It is the ultimate care for our body and soul.


In the end, we need to understand that Dharma seeks enlightenment and fulfillment.


Jiacuo Rinpoche and friends visited the Taiwan’s Buddhist shrine, Fo Guang Shan, 2019   
Photo credit by @ GFHS


In his lifetime, the Buddha did not promote himself as an idol or establish a sect for himself, let alone encourage conflicts between sects. Dharma is not limited to religion. The teachings of the Buddha emphasize fulfillment and brightness. The truth it reveals is the universal experience beyond idolatry, that is, the universal philosophy and the universal outlook on life and values. Dharma is not about you being wrong and me being right, or philosophy being right and science being wrong, or the past being wrong and the present being right. The teachings of the Buddha do not aim to tell right from wrong, but to pursue the perfection deep inside. When we see everything with wisdom, we will see more happiness, equality, joy and giving.


Our education for children, people-to-people communication and state-to-state exchanges stem from our own perspectives and opinions. An unfulfilled and unequal heart can easily generate anger and criticism, which is manifested in the gaps and contradictions among people and disputes between countries.


Our world is like a big homeland. People of all nations and skin colors are families living and growing up in the arms of Mother Earth. If everyone pursues a heart of equality and fills their hearts with the light of perfection, we will love human beings, all sentient beings and the universe and find it easier to tolerate and help each other in life. What the Buddha sought was not a small achievement, but the most peaceful and perfect state brought by enlightenment.


Dharma gives us wisdom and allows us to be unwavering in the face of various changes in life. Thus, our hearts have no sadness and uneasiness but are full of peace, joy and fulfillment. Darkness is dispelled not by the sunlight outside, but by the light in our hearts.


To me, I am a servant of peace, following the footsteps of the Buddha and spreading the teachings of peace and love. Only when a human’s heart is in peace can it be filled with love to stop the pain. Only with love, our hearts can be enlightened and fulfilled. With emphasis on peace and fulfillment, the teachings of the Buddha are like the light. Where there is light, there is no darkness. May our world be full of peace, love, fulfillment and light.

Contributed by Jiacuo Rinpoche, Spiritual Leader, Young philosopher, Initiator of Charity Fund under China Population Welfare Foundation (2017)

Jiacuo Rinpoche, a Buddhist practitioner and a Tibetan young philosopher, a member of the 12th CPPCC Committee of Sichuan Province, a board member of the China Population Welfare Foundation, and a initiator of the Charity Fund under China Population Welfare Foundation. Gyatso Rinpoche is known as the most influential young Buddhist leader today, a pioneer of new media public welfare advocacy, and a promoter of ancient Himalayan civilization.

Jiacuo Rinpoche studied at Peking University and studied Oriental philosophy systematically under the guidance of Professor Lou Yulie. In 2011, the Charity Fund was established in Beijing. The Nepal, Yushu and many rescue alliances he initiated have become important partners of the UN humanitarian relief agencies in civilian relief. Later, he initiated the establishment of the International Youth Leadership Union, became the chairman of the International Buddhist Youth Federation, and received an honorary doctorate from Sophia University in the United States.

In terms of spreading Buddhist culture, Jiacuo Rinpoche has traveled all over Asia, Africa and Latin America.He is often invited to lecture at world-renowned universities such as Harvard University. He has authored“Everything is the Best Arrangement”and published more than 5 million volumes. He has more than 30 million fans and believers.