Buddhist Economics in Practice

Buddhist Economics in Practice

Chi Hong Ta blog

Buddhism has the source of spiritual enlightenment of the country for many years. With its teachings and various practices that have moved the hearts and minds of many, it has created a way for individuals to be rid of everyday temptations and sufferings and provide an understanding of the purpose and whole being of one’s self and all sentient being as well.

Buddhist is a relatively new subject. The founding father of Buddhism, Buddha Gautama did not teach to practice Buddhism with economics in any way. Siddharta Gautam, the real name of Buddha was born in Nepal during the 4th or 6th century B.C. Buddhist Ideology is seen as the religion that is freedom focused. It stresses the importance of the liberty of the mind negating the constraints of thinking just inside the box.

In Vietnam, Buddhist economics is not a popular study even today even though it has the largest Buddhist population in the world, that is why it a surprising fact that Thailand was able to influence westerner’s economy about, although we can attribute their success for being known as religious fanatics. You can see how ethical training can interfere with Buddhism and its relevance to an issue in economics.

Buddhism is known throughout Asia and Europe and has spread and split too many sects because of various educational cultural and ethnic diversity. It has two main branches that are heavily recognized which are; the school of the Elders known as Theravada and the Great Vehicle known as Mahayana. Theravada and Mahayana has a huge following in Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and in East Asia, respectively.

 

 

Buddhism in concentrated on an individual’s change with the following of five precepts to achieve Nibanna State, the state of personal enlightenment namely:

  1. I accept the avoidance of all Killing
  2. I accept the avoidance of all Stealing
  3. I accept the avoidance of Sexual Abuse
  4. I accept the avoidance of all Dishonesty
  5. I accept the avoidance of all Alcohol and Drugs.

These five concepts can be applied to basic economic needs:

For the first precept, to avoid killing, you can avoid killing and eating meat products that come from sentient beings like cows and pigs, therefore creating a huge financial break from expensive meat products.

For the second precept, by avoiding stealing, you promote encourage yourself to work and gain for your own, promoting a self-sufficient individual.

For the third precept, by avoiding Sexual Abuse, you avoid all kinds of temptation that will lead to practices of assault that will lead to jail time and therefore branding you as a nuisance to the city and erases your contribution to economic growth.

For the fourth precept, by avoiding dishonesty, you promote a trustworthy and dependable relationship with various customers and employers, landing you sales and giving you jobs which can help the progress of the economy.

For the fifth precept, avoiding alcohol and drugs, can offer you the benefit of a long and probably a healthy and disease-free life.

With these concepts in mind, practicing Buddhism in our lives can only promote positively good things to the economy making it a viable practice for any individual in any background.

Chi Hong Ta

 

Evolution of Teaching and Learning

Evolution of Teaching and Learning

Le Thi Ngoc Diep blog

Education is one of the best gifts an individual could have. It is the greatest treasure a brilliant mind usually hold to. Through education, the perspective on what is the importance of this takes us to a more diverse place of ambitions, acceptance and a high level of understanding.

 

It is the area that redefines our main purpose in life. Gaining a better education means a better life. And there is no doubt about it. However, as education provides the learning system of everyone, the evolution of some parts of the educational system takes place.

Come to think of it. Even the models for learning system transcends the expectation of many.  There is what you call the traditional and the nontraditional type of learning system that is implemented in every part of the world. However, it is not the central question that needs to be answered. A typical student will surely know what the common issues they are dealing with in terms of the modes of the learning system.

Are traditional Schools and University necessary? This is the heavy question behind the effects of a sudden revolution in the modes of Teaching and Learning system. Attending education in traditional schools and University may be considered as an opportunity to deal with the analytic ideas and at the same time, to different people and the environment of what the typical school offers.

 

 

Traditional education dominated the educational system for many years where the teachers are the central point of a class. In addition, the teachers who are only present in school play a major role in building some of the self-instigated traits of an individual. They are somewhat like a mother who provides all the essential and beneficial knowledge to students.

Both the teacher and student complete the dynamics in the role of the learning processes. Teachers provide supervision to students about the different aspects of responsibilities with their studies and students are the initiator of the aspect. Education is what the society demanded, the teacher is what the student needed and student who learn the lessons of what is teaching.

The evolution of the traditional mode of education is on hand. The new model of education system speaks in many different perspectives. It consists of the many theories that are compacted with experiments. The grading system is used only to analyze every student. But not at all. Since there are different types of people, the grades of every individual will be surely far different from each other.

There are individuals who have retentive memories while there are some who are not. Countries are already implementing the non-traditional learning education system. You may find it a little not comfortable and worst. Students are usually obligated to stick to a no teacher, nothing traditional types of education. Pass and fail is the only option in this.

Students should have every right to take any form of examination in each course that they are taking. A variety of exam method for the course is necessary. On the other hand, students who are undergoing some of the nontraditional types of education will surely overcome any problems that are usually encountered when doing an exam.

The evolution of the educational system has been a practical application in many nations. It provides both the quality and quantity applications to many students who are looking for the best possible ways of educating themselves.

Le Thi Ngoc Diep

The mindset is everything

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Have you ever seen what happens when parents warn their children to brush their teeth at night or they will lose them later on in life? The response is always careless and they don’t see ahead in time. This happens because their mindset makes them feel like the future is something that is too far away to worry about it today.

Some adults still act like children with a mindset about the future being too far away or they say things like “I will figure out what to do soon” but that day never comes and they remain unsuccessful for the rest of their lives. Having the mindset to understand that life is short and the time to act is now is very important.

Success is linked to motivation

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Have you ever heard of a successful people who manage to become successful without being motivated? The answer is most likely no, unless they won the lottery, but winning money is not a good definition of success. Success comes from achieving goals that you earn. If people spent their lives waiting to win the lottery, no one would ever be successful.

The only way to achieve success is to stay motivated and the best way to do that is to create smaller goals that lead to your big goal. This is going to keep you moving forward and with the required drive to achieve success.

Introduce resources for tourism – Tài liệu tham khảo cho chuyên ngành du lịch

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Introduce resources for tourism
Tài liệu tham khảo cho chuyên ngành du lịch

1. Tạp chí khoa học Việt Nam Trực tuyến
http://www.vjol.info/index.php/index/index
Bao gồm các tạp chí như Nghiên cứu Gia đình và Giới, Nghiên cứu Tôn giáo, Tạp chí Khoa học Xã hội Việt Nam, Tạp chí Nghiên cứu Lịch sử, Tạp chí Tâm lý học, Tạp chí Thông tin và Tư liệu, Thông tin Khoa học xã hội, Triết học …

2. Cơ sở dữ liệu ProQuest Central
http://www.proquest.com/
Các chủ đề nghiên cứu chính về Du lịch thuộc Database ProQuest:
o Tourism
o Tourism AND Tourist Attractions
o Tourism AND Recreation
o Tourism AND Travel
o Tourism AND Consumer Behavior
o Tourism AND Hotels & Motels
o Tourism AND Customer Satisfaction
Và một số tạp chí điện tử (full text) chuyên ngành Du lịch thuộc Database ProQuest:
o http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ijcthr International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research; Bradford
o http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1522-1970
International Journal of Tourism Research; Chichester

o https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-hospitality-leisure-sport-and-tourism-education-johlste/ Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education; Helslington

o http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsus20/current Journal of Sustainable Tourism

o http://journals.sagepub.com/home/thr Tourism and Hospitality Research; London

o http://journals.sagepub.com/loi/teua Tourism Economics; Brighton

o Leisure & Travel Business; Atlanta
o Leisure & Travel Week; Atlanta
o TTG, Travel Trade Gazette, U.K. and Ireland; Tonbridge
o Road & Travel; Royal Oak Town & Country Travel; New York
o Travel & Tourism News Middle East : TTN; Manama
o Travel Retailer International; London
o Travel Trade Gazette Asia; Singapore
o Travel Weekly; London
o TTG, Travel Trade Gazette, Europa; London
o Meetings & Incentive Travel; Toronto

3. CSDL Computer Library Center (OCLC) https://www.oclc.org/en/home.html
WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/

4. Cơ quan quản lý và vụ viện nghiên cứu trong nước:
o http://cinet.vn/ Bộ Văn hóa, Thể thao và Du lịch
o http://www.vietnamtourism.gov.vn/ Tổng cục Du lịch Việt Nam
o http://www.itdr.org.vn/vi/ Viện Nghiên cứu Phát triển Du lịch
o http://www.dulichvn.org.vn/ Thông tin chính thức giới thiệu về du lịch Việt Nam
o http://www.vtr.org.vn/ Vietnam Tourism Review (Tạp chí Du lịch)
o https://www.facebook.com/baodulich/ Báo Du lịch
o http://www.mangdulich.com/ Mạng du lịch
o http://itsvietnam.com/other-services/its-mice/vietnam-meeting-incentive-club Du lịch kết hợp sự kiện
o http://www.viethoc.com/ Viện Việt học
o http://vhnt.org.vn/ Văn hóa nghệ thuật
o http://www.baotanglichsu.vn/ Bảo tàng lịch sử Việt Nam (Bộ Văn hóa, Thể thao và Du lịch)
o http://www.vietnamtravelindex.com/ Vietnam travel directory, index of tour operators, hotels, resorts, landscapes, travel agents and so on.
o http://www.webdulich.com/ Cẩm nang du lịch
o http://www.vietnamtourism.com/#event-list8 Tin du lịch Việt Nam
o http://vanhoaviet.com.vn Du lịch Văn hoá Việt

5. Trang web nước ngoài:
o http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en Europeana Collections
o https://www.wdl.org/en/ World Digital Library
o http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html Global Gateway – World culture & Resources
o http://www2.unwto.org/ World Tourism Organization
o http://www.ttra.com/ The Travel and Tourism Research Association
o http://www.tourism-economics.net/ International Association for Tourism Economics
o http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/curriculum-development/kla/pshe/links/tourism-hospitality-links.html Tourism and Hospitality Studies – Links
o https://www.ustravel.org/ U.S Travel Association
o http://www.jnto.go.jp/ Japan National Tourism Organization
o https://www.flipsnack.com/pata2014/ Pacific Asia Travel Association
o https://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?id=259 International Tourism Trade Fairs Association
o http://www.waksberg.com/research.htm Tourism Research Links
o https://scholar.google.com.vn/scholar?q=M.I.C.E.+Industry+Websites&hl=vi&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii8pLHo8XVAhUDpI8KHaxXAV8QgQMIITAA Google Scholar about M.I.C.E. Industry Websites
o https://sha.cornell.edu/ The Hotel School – Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
o https://www.cbd.int/tourism/websites/default.shtml Related Web Sites and Resources
o
6. Tạp chí in giấy:
o Du lịch Việt Nam = Vietnam Tourism Review / Cơ quan của Tổng cục Du lịch
o Du lịch / Ngành Du lịch TP. HCM .
o Vietnam Cultural Window: Cửa sổ văn hoá Việt Nam
o Khoa học xã hội Việt Nam / Viện Khoa học xã hội Việt Nam.
o Khoa học xã hội / Trung tâm Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn Quốc gia. Viện Khoa học Xã hội tại TP. HCM.
o Văn hoá nghệ thuật = Culture and Art Magazine / Cơ quan Thông tin Lý luận Văn hoá Nghệ thuật của Bộ Văn hoá Thông tin.
o Văn hoá nghệ thuật ẩm thực / Hội Văn nghệ Dân gian Việt Nam. – Tp.HCM.
o Văn Hoá Các Dân Tộc / Hội Văn Học Nghệ Thuật Các Dân Tộc Thiểu Số Việt Nam .
o Huế xưa & nay / Hội khoa học lịch sử tỉnh Thừa Thiên Huế.

Why my life is all in obstacles?

Why my life is all in obstacles?

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Question:

Why in my life there are always obstacles while I have hard work, hard tried, never give up, fell down and got up on my knee, I am very friendly, honest and care about people around, I spent the last penny for friends, never let them pay for me anything, never disturb anybody. All I have done was care, love, and give…but! I have not got any career so far, no good job until now 40 years old, was discriminated because of my ethics and woman, was betrayed by my friends, and lover. Always have the hard relationship with family and relatives even I am the one who gave them money, and they never welcome me. At school, I studied best, but can’t get good results; the friend took my work and professor also use me as lab labor. At company, boss insulted me in front of everybody and spoke swear words piss off to me…husband is kind and silent but never support my career, when coming up to career he is my most obstacle and his words all discouraged me and my mom too, their words together very toxic and always make me angry, panic and so on.

 

Answer:

First of all, thank you for sharing these aspects of your life with me, I realize this most likely does not come easy. I think I understand where you’re coming from and that many elements of your life make you feel insecure and downtrodden as if life itself is trying to keep you down. This can be seen by your attitude towards your friends, partners, career, and family. I gather that you see yourself as a person who is warm, open and generous, but who at the same time does not get anything similar to that in return. This, in turn, makes you doubt yourself on every step, but also leads to anger and panic, as you say, but I also guess that this mix includes sadness and a level of desperation as well.

I can see you believe that you give so much to the people around you, but that they still fail to do the same for you. Now, this is the essential part: they are not obliged to do that. When you do a good deed or when you are pleasant or helpful to people, they are still free do not be anything like that to you. This is not a process of exchange where you give one goodness and expect to attain one goodness in return. Instead, you are responsible only for your action, not the actions of others. Of course, it is entirely normal to desire to be loved, supported and respected, but others are not obliged to be like this to you.

To change this, firstly, it would help you to know what exactly do you want and expect from your loved ones and the people around you. Once you realize you are not getting what you desire or need, it is in your realm to decide what you are willing to do about this. Do you want to accept these people in your life or find someone else will who will behave differently towards you? Do you tell your loved ones how you feel or do you find a way to overcome these emotions without sharing them?

Any one of these alternatives, and much more, are inside of your reach, but only if you decide to go for them. Now, it looks to me like you are focused on the idea of “why are others not better towards me when I’m a good person” but that leads you nowhere because other people will be they way they are and you cannot make them change. The actions of others are not part of your responsibility, but your actions are completely under your control.

As strange as this might sound, you decide on many levels what you allow yourself to feel and in what manner. Instead of reaching outwards and identifying different factors that are keeping you down, it would be helpful for you to realize what are the things you can do for yourself. Here, the idea of responsibility is the key element. Instead of blaming others for your states, you can try and figure out what do you need from life and then figure out ways you can reach this. It is here that you have a chance for a change, either with people currently around you or someone else, but in both cases, you should listen to yourself and try to hear what is it you authentically need from the people with whom you share your life.

With that knowledge, you can then decide where to go next regarding your actions, not just thoughts.

-Guys from The Northern Pearl

Effortless way to find the best technical education solutions

Effortless way to find the best technical education solutions

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When it comes to building your own business, it is a whole lot more challenging than most people are led to believe. The market is literally crawling with all kinds of competitors that are investing plenty of time and efforts into makings sure that namely their products and namely their services are dominating the market right now. Hence, you are going to need to have a pretty strong idea on how to perform well and how to invest into the process properly as well as through using various technical education services, which are designed to help you make the most of the business.

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