◎BLIAの星雲師らが誠実と高潔について議論 ボアオ・アジア・フォーラム

Secretariat of the Boao Forum

2013/4/10 11:40

◎BLIAの星雲師らが誠実と高潔について議論 ボアオ・アジア・フォーラム

AsiaNet 52683

共同JBN 0397 (2013.4.10)

【北京2013年4月9日PRN=共同JBN】アジアにソフトパワーの認識が広がるなかで、誠実と高潔の価値が危機に陥っている。国際仏光会(Buddha’s Light International Association、BLIA)創立者の星雲師は、香港Phoenix TVの劉長楽会長とともに、2013年4月6日、ボアオ・アジア・フォーラム(BFA)の場で誠実と高潔の力について議論するため招かれた。彼らは議論の場で、なぜわれわれはこれまで必死で維持してきた理想や理想主義をしゃにむに切り捨てたのか、なにが間違っていたのか、そしてそこから抜け出す道は何か、といった問題に解答しようと試みた。

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Master Hsing Yun Calls for Honesty and Integrity at Boao Forum


BEIJING, Apr. 9, 2013 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

As Asia grows aware of it's soft power, the virtue of honesty and integrity are

caught in a crisis. Master Hsing Yun, the founder of the Buddha's Light

International Association was invited, with Mr. Liu Changle, Chairman of

Phoenix TV, to discuss the strength of honesty and integrity at the 2013 Boao

Forum for Asia (BFA) on April 6. They tried to answer questions such as why we

have broken off so desperately with the ideals and idealism we once firmly

adhered to, what has been going wrong and where the way out is.

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Master Hsing Yun believes that the loss of honesty and integrity will harm the

whole society. "The Chinese character for honesty (cheng) is composed of words

and success. It indicates that if you want success then you should keep and

fulfill your promises. In other words, make your words credible," he said.  

Most ancient Chinese philosophers, including Confucius, Mencius and Laozi,

believe in the virtue of honesty and integrity, so do Buddhists. Master Hsing

Yun thinks everyone should try to be an upright person first before he or she

asks others to. He emphasized that one's honesty and integrity measure the

worth of a person.

A recent survey shows that people now find it hard to trust others. In recent

years, tension and conflicts between police and citizens, doctors and patients,

enterprises and customers are not rare.

The rise of a country is based on more than economic growth. Its cultural

charm, i.e., soft power, sometimes speaks louder. The loss of honesty and

integrity was categorized by Mr. Liu into three groups: relationship between

government and citizens, enterprises and customers, and people in society. For

example, public trust for civil servants, teachers, or doctors, who have been

highly respected in the past, is declining. Corruption damages public trust.

Liu also discussed the problematic integrity of mass media itself and

emphasized the urgency of the problem.

As a non-government, non-profit international organization, BFA brings the

voice of Asia to the world, attracting thousands of leaders in government,

business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most

pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large.

SOURCE  Secretariat of the Boao Forum