Wednesday, December 13

Buddhist Thought of the Day

It is in everybody's interest to seek those [actions] that lead to happiness and avoid those which lead to suffering. And because our interests are inextricably linked, we are compelled to accept ethics as the indispensable interface between my desire to be happy and yours.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Main Entry: eth·ic

Pronunciation: 'e-thik

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English ethik, from Middle French ethique, from Latin ethice, from Greek EthikE, from Ethikos

1 plural but singular or plural in construction : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation

2 a : a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values -- often used in plural but sing. or plural in constr. b plural but singular or plural in construction : the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group c : a guiding philosophy d : a consciousness of moral importance

3 plural : a set of moral issues or aspects (as rightness)




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