- Buddhist socialism
Buddhist socialism is a
political ideologywhich advocates socialismbased on the principles of Buddhism.
Buddhist socialists have called for state provision of the Buddhist requisites of food, shelter, clothing and medicine, for the abolition or amelioration of class distinctions, for campaigns for
moralitybased on Buddhist traditions, and for workers and peasants to overcome the love of property.
People who have been described as Buddhist socialists include
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, U Nuand Norodom Sihanouk. Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatsodescribes himself as "half- Marxist, half-Buddhist" G. P. Malalasekaraof Sri Lankawrote about Buddhist socialism in an article published in "Studies in Indo-Asian Art and Culture, Volume 1.", 1972.
* [http://www.suanmokkh.org/ds/dhamsoc.htm Dhammic Socialism] - a Buddhist response to social suffering
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