Contribution towards the Peace and Happiness of ASEAN Community through the Practice of Buddhist Filial Piety
PH.D Candidate of Buddhist Studies, MCU
This paper discusses the duty of the child towards his/her parents as a principle element in Buddhist culture, a common feature throughout ASEAN. Such respect is needed, because many social problems can be solved through greater attention to our elderly populations. There are many Chinese people living in ASEAN, so this Confucian element and its Buddhist element are presented. This is important not only for what to do for your parents, but also what to expect from your own children – everyone learns and performs their social responsivity, expectations become actualized.