Many people suffer with the consequences of extreme poverty, particularly in the developing world. Religions agree that more should be done to help those who are suffering.
What is absolute poverty?
When you have enough for food and clothing but not luxuries
When you are not as well off as most people in your country
When you do not have access to basic human needs
Why are countries LEDCs?
They have a great income due to technology and industry
They do not have enough industry or technology to make a living for their people
They have a lot of natural resources that they can make use of
Why can wealth be a concern for Buddhists?
People can crave for wealth so it can cause dukkha
Many Buddhists do not want to become wealthy and prefer to live a life of poverty
The Buddha was born a prince and was wealthy. Buddhists try and become wealthy to be like him
How does the life of a monk reflect Buddhist attitudes towards wealth?
Monks live a life of poverty
Monks own what they need to survive; they live a life of neither wealth nor poverty
Monks have everything they need; they live a life of wealth
What do Buddhists believe should be followed in order to reach enlightenment?
The Eightfold Path
The Four Noble Truths
The Three Universal Truths