Freedom And Responsibility In The Mirror Of Buddhist Ethics


This article is devoted to an urgent problem, since mercy is recognized as the main value, without the approval and development of which it is impossible to imagine the further progress of society. In our time, society, more than ever, feels the need for humane treatment not only in the relation man - man, but also in the relation man - nature, man - environment. Mercy as a phenomenon is widely discussed in the scientific community, but it still remains complex for perception as a socio-philosophical phenomenon. Difficulties begin from the moment the phenomenon itself is defined and interpreted. Does mercy have biological roots, or is it just a social phenomenon? Is it possible to develop this quality in a person? Can mercy be considered free and responsible behavior? These questions remain open in the scientific community. When considering charity as a harbinger of modern social institutions, the following conclusion is important for us: the desire for mutual assistance is immanently inherent in man. Over time, these value orientations have become, in one form or another, the postulates of all world religions. And religious institutions act not only as preachers of help those in need, but they themselves often provide it. Hence the second conclusion: religion with its postulates of helping one's neighbor has determined many of the current forms of social support. Thus, over time, religious norms become a way of life, a part of culture, traditions, public morality and behavior for individual nations and peoples.

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Nadeeva, M. I. (2022). Freedom And Responsibility In The Mirror Of Buddhist Ethics. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 38-46). European Publisher.