Theravada Buddhism - The Basis Of The Khmer People's Awareness Of Environmental Protection In The South

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Nguyen Huu Tho


Existing beyond human consciousness, the natural environment is gradually depleted due to human destruction and that destruction is caused by greed, envy, jealousy, comparison, etc. of humans that out. Therefore, at present, the issue of environmental protection has become extremely urgent, requiring every human being to raise their awareness of protecting the environment and their living environment. As the earliest ethnic group to set foot in the Southwest region, the Khmer on the basis of Theravada Buddhist philosophy have been and have formed a sense of environmental protection for many generations, which has become a traditional way of life from generation to generation.

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