A. T. Ariyaratne

Now the time has come when science and technology on the one hand and spiritual wisdom on the other have to be synthesised on a global scale to build a nobler, more just and more peaceful global community.

Sri Lankabhimanya Ahangamage Tudor Ariyaratne (Sinhala:අහන්ගමගේ ටියුඩර් ආරියරත්න) is the founder and president of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka.

QuotesEdit

  • Now the time has come when science and technology on the one hand and spiritual wisdom on the other have to be synthesised on a global scale to build a nobler, more just and more peaceful global community.
    • Bond, George. "Buddhism at Work: Community Development, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement". Kumarian P, 2003.
  • When we work towards the welfare of all the means we use have to be based on Truth, Non-violence and Selflessness in conformity with Awakening of All.
    • Bond, George. "Buddhism at Work: Community Development, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement". Kumarian P, 2003.
  • Buddha’s first admonition to the bhikkus or monks was to go forth into the world and work for the welfare of the people.
    • Ariyaratne, A.T. "The Role of Buddhist Monks in Development." ScienceDirect (1980). 26 April 2009 <www.sciencedirect.com>.
  • One has to understand the past role and, profiting by modern experience, design a new role in which development basically oriented to the needs of the people finds major expression.
    • Ariyaratne, A.T. "The Role of Buddhist Monks in Development." ScienceDirect (1980). 26 April 2009 <www.sciencedirect.com>.
  • Our Buddhist culture taught us from our young days how we should keep in mind our welfare not only in this life but also in the afterlife as well in whatever we think, say or do. Belief in Rebirth and the Karmic Law – Law of Cause and Effect, were two fundamental teachings we were taught to keep in mind. Economics and Politics or any other department of life cannot function without adverse consequences if we resort to unrighteous or wrongful ways. Good ends can be realised only by good means.
    • Ariyaratne, A. T. Buddhist Economics in Practice in the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka. New York: Sarvodaya Support Group, 1999.
  • Sarvodaya means the Awakening of All – from an individual Human Personality to Humanity as a whole. This awakening has spiritual, moral, cultural, social, economic and political dimensions. Whatever we do in one of these sectors influences all other sectors.
    • Ariyaratne, A. T. Buddhist Economics in Practice in the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka. New York: Sarvodaya Support Group, 1999.

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