Research on The Protecting the Spiritual Environment in the Life Transformation and Social Support of Middle-Aged Women: A Case Study of Believers in DDM
|Authors:||邱鈴惠||Keywords:||中年婦女;心靈環保;社會支持;生命轉化;自我消融;middle-aged women;Spiritual Environmental Protection;social support;Life Transformation;Non-Self||Issue Date:||Nov-2020||Abstract:||本研究重點針對中年婦女作生命關懷與研究，因為婦女占了國家人口的一半，又兼生育下一代的重責大任，因此婦女相關議題應該受到高度的重視。本研究以法鼓山創辦人聖嚴法師所提倡的「心靈環保」觀念為根本方法，從心靈淨化開始，透過觀念的導正，禪修的方法，幫助婦女用健康的心態，面對現實、處理問題，提昇自身人品以及心念素質。婦女是每個家庭結構下的磐石與後盾，但是身心壓力，也常受到家庭人際關係，或是婚姻、經濟、自身健康所影響；幫助婦女身心得到紓解與自我肯定，思想觀念提升，心理健康、情緒調整，讓中年婦女運用心靈環保的方法，得到自我成長與生命轉化，是本研究的最大宗旨。
This research focuses on life care and research for middle-aged women, because women account for half of the country’s population and also have the heavy responsibility of giving birth to the next generation. Therefore, women-related issues should receive high attention. This article uses the concept of “Spiritual Environmental Protection (SEP)" developed by Master Sheng-Yen, the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) as the fundamental method of advocacy. Starting from the purification of the mind through conceptual guidance and the method of meditation, it helps women to face reality and deal with problems with a healthy attitude and to advance their own personality and mental attitude. Women are the rock and backbone of every family structure, but physical and mental pressures often affect family relationships, marriage, economics, and their own health. This helps women acquire relief and self-affirmation of body and mind, improve their mentality and mental health. Emotional adjustment allows middle-aged women to use the method of spiritual environmental protection to attain self-growth and life transformation. This is the chief purpose of this study. Through sharing the life stories of the six cases from DDM, we can learn about the influence of Spiritual Environmental Protection (SEP) on the life transformation of middle-aged women and the positive and healthy effects of social support. SEP involves a change of action, applied in the life course of the middle-aged women, which is quite enlightening and functional. Practicing SEP can not only guide women's thoughts to be stable and settled, but also keep women's minds and emotions in a more peaceful and tranquil state. Everything is made by the mind, all dharmas start from the mind, to see our mind clearly, and to change the current suffering of life, we can acquire peace and freedom of mind. If there is nothing wrong with anything, then one with a healthy mental state is in the Pure Land. In this research, a few interview cases are shared: "Spiritual Environmental Protection" allows them to know the right view, say goodbye to the self-pity and self-sorrow of the past, transform their mentality, reduce life troubles, reduce self-grasping, and create new meaning in life, and live healthier than the past with peace, joy and happiness. Through the practice of Buddhism with the application of SEP, the volunteers participate in activities sharing common beliefs and values, which also enables them to make like-minded friends, and feel the warmth and power of social support meanwhile. Therefore, the volunteer activities not only benefit others but also themselves at the same time. SEP is a practice supported by society for people, they grow from it, affirm themselves, reducing the self to perfect themselves, and continue to increase the meaning of life, and enhance the transformation of life quality.
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