Embracing Differences and Sharing Commonalities: Harmony According to the Middle Way: The Humanistic Buddhism Perspective

  • Ven. Miao Hsi Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple


On the subject of fraternity, a Buddhist synonym is “harmony.” On the basis of harmony within our own mind, we can contribute to fraternity or relational harmony: harmony between self and other, harmony within the family, harmony in society, and harmony or peace in the world. According to Humanistic Buddhism, these five dimensions are considered the “five harmonies” for us to practice and actualize in our daily lives.

Fraternity as the Way Forward