Department of Philosophy,
University of Allahabad
You yourself have to get rid of your miseries. Nobody else will come to help you in this matter. Lord Gautam Buddha has given this beneficiary sermon to this world. He has tried to ignite the hidden humanity of peoples by introducing the principle of ‘live and let live’. Because in absence of humanity, the word ‘universal fraternity’ has no meaning and the preaching of Gautam Buddha is full of humanity. This is the reason that the religion established by him got asylum in foreign countries since ancient times and maintained the position in today’s time also. This is proved by the frequent conferences and seminars being organized in foreign countries. When an individual, society or nation seeks a luxurious and prosperous life for self and miseries and sorrows for neighbors then spark of disturbances are produced. This is malice. Apart from malice, the greed also keeps a man far from peaceful life. Both the above qualities or wickedness- greed and malice are found in imperialism. The imperialistic countries make subjugate to other countries by providing them military, ammunitions or by other means. They exploit other countries in different ways. In presence of these feelings and theories how peace can be remain in this world. Seeing the problems of this world, fundamentals of Buddha’s teaching is much essential, which can unite the whole human species in a single strip. To give an historical touch, this research paper will show that the Buddha’s teachings were spread outward the India and explaining that a light will throw on relevance of Buddha’s teaching in 19th, 20th and 21st century.