BUDDHIST EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
By Ambassador Dato Dr.G.K.Ananda Kumaraseri
The emerging profit-driven global economy is guided by unbridled development and gigantism. Such an economy is also coming under ever increasing domination of science and technology. Such a development is not only cutting us off from nature and one another but also undermining natural and cultural diversity. One major consequence of this is that our very survival is threatened. Moreover, the global economy is overwhelmingly controlled and run by consumerism and salespersons in which things are bought not because people need them but because they want them. The modern economic notion that more production of goods would make people happy is misplaced.