佛光山佛陀紀念館

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認識佛教-從神聖文本一窺佛教傳承
Discovering Buddhism–A Look at Different Tradition



文/圖 大英圖書館「發現神聖文本」網站 British Library “Discovering Sacred Texts” Website、佛館國際組 Buddha Museum International Affairs Department

20181月,佛陀紀念館與大英圖書館簽署三年合作備忘錄,期盼透過跨界國際交流與合作,致力於弘揚與保存佛教文獻的檔案與典藏。「發現神聖文本」學習網站,將是接下來雙方即將進行合作的重點項目之一。

大英圖書館為「發現神聖文本」學習網站製作了影片,介紹不同的佛教傳承如何建立對佛、法、僧三寶的信仰,其中,佛光山代表了漢系大乘佛教的傳承。影片中,如海法師表示:「戒律是我們的根本,也是我們做人的基礎。就像一個國家沒有法律,家庭沒有規矩,是沒有辦法成方圓的。戒律就是我們一個學佛修行人的準則。做為一個佛教的女性,在出家之後,其實我們現的是大丈夫相。這是超越性別,所以在僧團裡頭,不管是男性或女性,其實我們承擔的是一樣的,都是如來的家業。」

在為期三年的合作中,大英圖書館與佛陀紀念館在數位化、佛教策展、文本研究、以及社區參與活動等項目交換意見。雖然此次合作來到了尾聲,雙方仍希望在疫情結束後再度合作。

In January 2018, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and the British Library signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the hope that this partnership would bring long-term benefits and contribute to the preservation and promotion of Buddhist archives and collections. Discovering Sacred Texts is one of the upcoming important projects in the collaboration.

On the website, British Library has made a video introducing how different Buddhist traditions practices their faith through the concept of the Three Jewels: the Buddha; Buddhist teachings (Dharma); and Sangha, the religious communities that practice Dharma. The Mahayana tradition was represented by Fo Guang Shan. In the video, Venerable Ru Hai commented on the importance of precepts, “the precepts are our foundation and the basis of being a human. Similarly, a country cannot be without laws. A household cannot be without rules. Precepts are standard for Buddhist practitioners. As a female Buddhist, after we renounce to become a monastic, we transcend gender forms. So both males and females have to undertake the same responsibilities; there is no difference.”

During the three-year partnership, both the British Library and the Buddha Museum had exchanged ideas on digitisation, Buddhist exhibition curation, Buddhist scriptural research, and community engagement programmes. Although the MoU has come to an end, both hope to continuetheir partnership after the Covid-19 pandemic.

觀看影片Watch full video on https://www.bl.uk/sacred-texts/videos/buddhism#

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