BASIC HUMAN ASPIRATIONS AND A PROGRAM FOR FULFILLING IT. By Dendup Wangmo ACC
* Basic Human Aspirations Ø What is it that all human beings basically want? v Continuous Happiness and Prosperity Ø Want happiness and Prosperity in continuity, not in intervals. Ø Do not want unhappiness even for a moment.
HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY Happiness Unhappiness If there is harmony or synergy in which we live. Lack of harmony within us or between us and others. To be in a state of liking. To be in a state of disliking. Example: trust Example: Failure No struggle, no contradiction or conflict within. Experience struggle, contradiction or conflict within.
HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY Ø PROSPERITY v Feeling of having or making available more than required physical facilities. Ø To ascertain Prosperity, two things are essential v Correct assessment of need for physical facilities; v Competence of making available more than required physical facilities. Ø Understand the difference between Prosperity and Wealth, where v Wealth- physical thing. Having money, or having lots of physical facilities, or both. v Prosperity- feeling of having more than required physical facilities, its not just physical facilities.
PREVAILING NOTIONS OF HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY RIGHT UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHI P PHYSICAL FACILITY DEPRIVATION Maximizing accumulation and consumption
PREVAILING NOTIONS OF HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY Ø Consequences: v At the individual level- rising problems of depressions, loneliness, stress, insecurity, etc. v At the level of family- mistrust, conflict between older and younger generations, divorce, etc. v At the level of Society- growing incidences of terrorism, wars between nations, racial and ethnic struggle, etc. v At the level of Nature- global warming, resource depletion, deforestation, etc.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR FULFILLMENT OF HUMAN ASPIRATIONS RIGHT UNDERSTANDING Mutual Fulfillment RELATIONSH IP PHYSICAL FACILITY Mutual Happiness Mutual Prosperity For animals: necessary & complete For human beings: necessary but not complete
PROGRAM FOR FULFILLING BASIC HUMAN ASPIRATIONS Ø Understand live in Harmony at All Level of Livings: 1) Living in Myself 2) Living in Family 3) Living in Society 4) Living in Nature/Existence
HUMAN AND ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS RIGHT UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSH IP PHYSICAL FACILITY Transformation Human Consciousness Animal Consciousness