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Buddhist (Business Ethics)

Buddhism points out that emphasizing individuality and promoting the greatest fulfillment of the desires of the individual conjointly lead to destruction. The book promotes the basic value-choices of Buddhism, namely happiness, peace and permanence. Happiness research convincingly shows that not material wealth but the richness of personal relationships determines happiness. Not things, but people make people happy. Western economics tries to provide people with happiness by supplying enormous quantities of things and today’s dominating business models are based on and cultivates narrow self-centeredness.But what people need are caring relationships and generosity. Buddhist economics makes these values accessible by direct provision. Peace can be achieved in nonviolent ways. Wanting less can substantially contribute to this endeavor and make it happen more easily. Permanence, or ecological sustainability, requires a drastic cutback in the present level of consumption and production globally. This reduction should not be an inconvenient exercise of self-sacrifice. In the noble ethos of reducing suffering it can be a positive development path for humanity.

Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation - A Buddhist Approach (Issues in Business Ethics)


MLM multi-level or network marketing and Buddhism

The principles of Network marketing (mlm multi-level marketing) and its activities has amazing similarities to Buddhist philosophy. The aims of network marketing are to bring benefits to countless sentient beings without differentiation – much like Buddhism.

The systems of Network Marketing companies are set up to ensure success. However, few people succeed because it calls for taking personal responsibility for one's own actions (business).

There are 5 things needed for a fulfilled and successful life: time, money, health, relationships, prayer. A balanced combination of these 5 things are available in network marketing opportunities and in Buddhism.

When you find yourself in a struggle with network marketing - consider it to be about the journey, not the destination. Your journey to success is about learning how to network with successful people, how to lead people, how to schedule things, how to run a business with positive cash flow, etc. Don't think of it as joining a network marketing company or program - think of it as owning a networking business - that you teach others the process to own their own successful business as well.



Buddhism does not recognize the idea behind sin because in Buddhism, instead, there is a "Cause-Effect Theory", known as Karma, or action. In general, Buddhism illustrates intentions as the cause of Karma, either good or bad. Furthermore, most thoughts in any being's mind can be negative.

Vipaka, the result of your Karma, may create low quality living, hardships, destruction and all means of disharmony in life and it may also create healthy living, easiness, and harmony in life. Good deeds produce good results while bad deeds produce bad results. Karma and Vipaka are your own action and result.

Pañcasīla (Pāli) is the fundamental code of Buddhist ethics, willingly undertaken by lay followers of Gautama Buddha. It is a basic understanding of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is a Buddhist teaching on ways to stop suffering.

  1. I undertake the rule to refrain from destroying living creatures.
  2. I undertake the rule to refrain from taking that which is not given.
  3. I undertake the rule to refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. I undertake the rule to refrain from incorrect speech.
  5. I undertake the rule to refrain from intoxicants which lead to carelessness.
Noble Eightfold Path
  1. Right View
  2. Right Intention
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Work
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Concentration

These ultimately lead to cessation of suffering and thus is a way to be free of Samsara, the cycle of death. After that, Nirvana is achieved.




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