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Contributions Of Buddhism for World Peace & Social Harmony

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Contributions Of Buddhism for World Peace & Social Harmony

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Contributions Of Buddhism


World Peace & Social Harmony





Buddhist Studies Seminar, Kolkata, India July 2, 2023


Edited by

Dr. Buddha Priya Mahathero

and Dr. Bhikṣuṇī TN Gioi Huong












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  1. Introduction                                                                                7
    1. Invitation Letter from SUSWM                                              10
      1. The Great Contributions to World Peace and Social Harmony

of Emperor Ashoka and Emperor Trần Nhân Tông

-  Dr. Ven. Bhiksunī TN Giới Hương                                     13

  1. Buddhist Contributions for World Peace

-  Dr. Siddharth M. Jondhale, ScD                                          69

  1. Buddhism and Bengalis: SUSWM and Its Founder

-  Dr. Palash Bandyopadyaya                                                  74

  1. The Buddha: His Pervasive Humanism

-  Honorable Justice Arunabha Barua                                     82

  1. Contributions of Buddhism for World Peace

and Social Harmony - Shri Kishore Bhattacharya                 86

  1. Buddhism and World Peace - Professor Swarnali Barua       92
  2. Dhamma: The Great Gift to Mankind

-  Subhajit Chatterjee, PhD                                                     99

  1. Role of Buddhism in India’s Soft Power Diplomacy

and World Peace - Er. Saurav Barua                                   104

  1. World Peace Through Buddhism - Subhankar Barua          112
  2. Buddhist Ideas for World Peace: Cultivating Harmony

and Compassion - Pradyut Chowdhuri                                116

  1. Buddhism for World Peace and Harmony

-  Madhumita Barua                                                              121

  1. The Wisdom of Buddhism and World Peace

-  Dr. Utpal Kanti Chowdhury                                              125

  1. Buddhism and World Peace - Nima Wangdi Sherpa           129
  2. The Person and the Community in Early Buddhism

-  Professor Surajit Barua                                                      131

  1. My Dhamma Journey to Satipatthana - Subroto Barua       152
  2. Contribution of the Buddhist Pala Era in the Development of Gaudiya Dance and other Art Forms of Bengal

-  Professor Mahua Mukherjee                                              157

  1. 17.  Buddhism and Tagore’s Chandalika

-  Dr. Satabdi Acharyya                                                         163

  1. Serenity and Awakening: Buddhist Influences

in Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetry - Monikiran Dattagupta   172

  1. Ashoka and Buddhism - Shruti Barua                                 182
  2. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Great Contribution

of Buddhism - Rutuja Siddharth Jondhale                           190

  1. Omniscience of the Buddha and the Law of Piety

-  Deshana Siddharth Jondhale                                             192

  1. Tracing the Footprints of Buddha:

from India to the World - Priyanka Barua                           196

  1. The Peaceful Message of the Buddha

-  Dr. Venerable Buddha Priya Mahathero                            201

The Gallery Pictures of Kolkata Seminar                                  214

Bao Anh Lac Bookshelf                                                             235












A global war is brewing. Many people cannot control their greed and anger. In this atmosphere of mutual hatred,

the drums of war (Ukraine–Russia, the civil war in Niger . . . ) continue to ring negative for the world. With social degradation, the youth especially, have taken the path of destruction. It seems as if civilization is facing a downward spiral. It is at this time, the mindful people around the world seek spritual practice and refuge with the Lord Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha who show the tranquil pure way to balance the temper as the Buddha taught:


Anger is conquered by love Hatred never ceases through hatred in this world

through love alone they cease.

This is an eternal law.

This is the only way of peace. (Dhammapada, Verse 5)


Overcome anger by love Conquer anger by love Conquer evil by good Conquer the stingy by giving


Conquer the liar by truth This is the universal way of peace.

(Dhammapada, Verse 6)


For the sake of many, Dr. Ven. Buddha Priya Mahathero (Abbot and Secretary of Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission, Chinar Park, Kolkata, India) and Dr. Ven. Bhikṣuṇī TN Gioi Huong (English Lecturer at the Vietnam Buddhist University in HCM City and Abbess of Hương Sen Buddhist Temple, California, USA) have co-organized an international seminar with the theme, “Contributions of Buddhism for World Peace & Social Harmony,” on July 2, 2023 at the Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission, Chinar Park, Kolkata, India.

At this Kolkata Seminar, there were twenty-three renowned speakers-spiritual peace leaders, eminent writers, and researchers presented their meaningful papers, such as Dr Siddharth M. Jondhale (Former Chancellor of Trinity World University), Professor Kishore Bhattacharjee (Viswabharati University, Shantiniketan), Professor Mahuya Mukherjee (Rabindrabharati University, Kolkata), Professor Swarnali Barua (Presidency University), Dr. Surajit Barua (Seth Anandram Jaipur College), Mr. Subhankar Barua (West Bengal Civil Service ), Mr. Nima Wangdi Sherpa (Chairman and Spiritual Peace Leader, Darjeeling Chapter), Ms. Priyanka Barua (Research Scholar, Calcutta University), Mr. Saurabh Barua (Research Scholar and Engineer), Mrs. Madhumita Barua (Writer and Speaker), Mr. Pradyut Chowdhury (General Secretary, Rishra Bauddha Samity, Rishra, W.B. India), Mr. Utpal Kanti Chowdhury (President of Rishra Samaj Kalyan Samity ), Dr. Palash Bandyopadyay (Eminent Writer and Physician), Ms. Shruti Barua (Writer, Sodepur-natagarh, Kolkata), and especially Dr. Ven. Buddha Priya Mahathero (the peaceful activist), Dr. Bhikṣuṇī Gioi Huong (Vietnamese-American author of eighty books), Rev. Buddharatna Bhante (Meditation Master in Bodhgaya, India), and Bhikṣuṇī TN Trí Minh (Spiritual Teacher in Canada).


Twenty-three papers from this seminar are presented from different perspectives, but carry the same idea-how to keep world peace based on the Buddha’s teaching. These papers have been collected to publish as a book, Contributions of Buddhism for World Peace & Social Harmony, with the aim to share our Buddhist experience and knowledge and add our part to the common mission of keeping the world safe.

We would like to sincerely thank Dr. Ven. Buddha Priya Mahathero, Rev. Buddharatna Bhante, Dr. Ven. Bhikṣuṇī TN Gioi Huong, Bhikṣuṇī TN Trí Minh (younger sister of TN Gioi Huong), the Huong Sen Temple’s delegate of ten monastic disciples, the Indian press media, artist singers, SUSWM staff and those who kindly supported this seminar.

Once again, thanking all the learned resource persons, speakers, delegates, and organizations who have helped us to make this international event a grand success.


May all living beings be happy and peaceful.


Huong Sen Buddhist Temple

August 30, 2023


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Repay the four great kindnesses above, andrelieve the suffering of those on the three paths below,
may those who see or hear of these efforts generates Bodhi Mind, spend their lives devoted to the Buddha Dharma,
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