[S1] [S7] How Buddhism Gives You Top Secrets on Asian People w/ Yuichi Asakura, Chief Editor at Pure Land Buddhist Center of Southern California

This week, we explored how Buddhism impacted the Asian culture, specifically the culture in Japan as a guide. We examined how the fundamentals of Buddhism such as being happy and the law of cause and effect impacted the actions of those indigenous Japanese. Examples being during the tsunami and earthquake back in 2011, there was no mass-looting. The collective culture of placing the benefit of the group above one’s well being compared to the West where they value politeness and harmony above many things. We also explore how some of the Buddhism influence was taken out of context such as misapplying the effort mindlessly without taking into account of inherent talent of individuals. Other topics were deeply delved into to see how Buddhism change the perspectives and outlook of various Asian cultures.

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