Buddhism,  Enlightenment,  Faith,  Wisdom

The Qualities of A Global Citizen

Global citizenship starts with our inner transformation. Global citizenship is a movement dedicated to encouraging people to become aware of their own boundless inner power and to take responsibility for the welfare of humankind.

Daisaku Ikeda outlines the essential qualities of a global citizen:

  • The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living.
  • The courage not to fear or deny difference, but to respect and strive to understand people of different cultures and to grow from encounters with them.
  • The compassion to maintain an imaginative empathy that reaches beyond one’s immediate surroundings and extends to those suffering in distant places.

Living Buddhism October 2020 p. 12 “Cultivating the Qualities of the Global Citizen”

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