The 6th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
will be held on 2-4 February, 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.
READ MORE

Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
Some of the Buddhist Illustrations created by Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
FREE for everyone to use

We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Please write feedback here
Here you can read media articles about the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia which have been published all over the world.

Paypal-logo.jpg
Articles by alphabetic order
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 Ā Ī Ñ Ś Ū Ö Ō
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0


Evil

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Please consider making little donation to help us expand the encyclopedia    Donate Paypal-logo.jpg    Enjoy your readings here and have a wonderful day  


T001.jpg


Evil (pāpa) is a force or a presence of extreme negativity. In many religions evil is believed to originate from a particular being called the Devil or Satan, who is said to cause disasters and to tempt people into doing wrong.

According to Buddhism, evil certainly exists in the form of cruelty, murder, avarice and theft, but it is caused by the greed, hatred and ignorance that reside in the human heart, not by an external agent.

Thus, for Buddhists, countering evil is done through moral education – personal and social – not by exorcisms, charms, prayers or ceremonies that are supposed to keep the Devil at bay.

Buddhism and the Mythology of Evil, T. Ling, 1965.

Source

www.buddhisma2z.com