Buddha's teaching can alleviate human suffering: Buddhist scholar HungHuman suffering can be easily avoided through the practice of the Buddha's teachings, a Buddhist scholar from Hong Kong, venerable Hin Hung, has said.
Human suffering can be easily avoided through the practice of the Buddha's teachings, a Buddhist scholar from Hong Kong, venerable Hin Hung, has said.
Hung, who is also Director of the Centre of Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong, said it while addressing a function organized to inaugurate the Ethics and Virtues Institute of Nepal (EVINS Nepal) in Kathmandu on Friday.
"The sufferings are created by the humans themselves. People do bad Karma due to attachment and hatred. This leads to suffering. And most of these sufferings are unnecessary."
He said that most of the human sufferings are unnecessary and can be easily avoided. He said that it was possible to become free of hatred and greed by generating wisdom with the help of the Buddha's teachings.
"Due to hatred, people resort to destruction. Due to greed, people accumulate things and crave for things that they don't need. They even go to war for this reason. Ignorance is at the root of it, which leads us to do things that create misery for ourselves and others," said Hung. He stressed on the importance of wishing well for all and said that the practice of loving kindness and compassion can make one's life easy, peaceful, and happy.
"A conduct based on ethical and virtuous values will guide us to behave correctly. It will guide us to create compassion and loving kindness among people. It helps to eliminate ignorance, hatred and greed. It helps our families and societies to live in wisdom.”