Buddhist literature spreads the idea of ‘Manav Kalyan’: PM Modi in Indo-Japan Samwad conference
PM Modi proposed the creation of a library will be established to make a digital copy of all Buddhist literature from different countries which will be freely available.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the India-Japan Samwad conference which was started in 2015.
He said” Historically, the light of Buddha’s message prayed out from India to many parts of the world, however, this light didn’t remain static. In each new place, it reached the Buddhist thought continued to evolve further over the centuries because of the great treasures of Buddhist treasure and philosophy which can be found in many different monasteries across many different countries and languages”.
He further said “ Today I would like to propose the creation of a library of all such traditional Buddhist literature and scriptures. We will be happy to create such a facility in India and will provide appropriate resources for it. The libraries will collect a digital copy of all such literature”.
The library will also be a research centre where Buddhist studies will be used to examine how Buddhist ideas can help us on the topic of radicalism, extremism, environmental issues and gender dissemination which will be a ‘true samwad’.
He added that Buddhist literature propagates the idea of ‘Manav Kalyan’ which means the good of the entire humanity.