Counseling and Its Importance: A Buddhist Perspective

Ankaching Marma

Abstract


Modern counseling psychology developed after the World War II when soldiers were highly affected with psychological injuries. The provision of counseling was recorded as critically needed at that time. Counseling has become important to the modern world when number of people suffer
from anguishes at the increasing rate. People are facing more political, economic, environmental, and social problems due to the fast development of industrialization and globalization. These problems not only have tremendous impact on the physical and mental well-being of the people but also challenge the community of Buddhist monks as they also play a greater role to serving and healing people. As a social fi gure and a spiritual leader, the monks are expected to take responsibility in delivering counseling service for the welfare of the society besides their spiritual practices.


Keywords


Buddhist; Meditation

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