The Basic View of Buddhist Economy Wealth Thinking
—The Research on the Viewpoints of Master Sheng Yen
Weiling Cai, Chien-Sen Huang
The economists care about poorness、richness and happiness, that is, tring to getting out of poverty, persuing richness and having happiness. It’s simple to discuss the poverty and richness, which is only the number issue; happiness is not that easy, for that involves in the mind and psychological issues. Buddhism calls for putting down all and being happy from suffering. The economists and Buddhists have much in common. Buddism is based on Karma of the three periods of time and six aspects of samsara， so, three periods of time 、karma and impermenance are the basic elements of Buddhism. The economists and the Buddhists are all persuring the happiness and the difference of them is few.
This research disscussed about the Buddhist economy wealth thinking, using the viewpoints of Master ShengYen that building the pure and peaceful land to improve the quality of humans, meanwhile, from the aspect of economy to explore the wealth thinking of Sheng Yen. Baesd on 108 adages of wisdom, the wealth thinking of Master Sheng Yen includes few needs，saving，donations, altrusim, sharing, wealth of merrits and virtures and intellgence wealth , which could be concluded to Altrusim and Wealth Sharing. In the main, the economists also focus on this thinking way, which could be called interest rearrangements, is altrusim thinking. This research is supposed to care about the poorers and help them getting out of poverty and having happiness.