For Myanmar people there is no need to find a guiding philosophy . As Myanmar is
a country where the majority of the people are Buddhists we have the teachings of the Buddha who has given details teachings for success in worldly life as well as how to be reborn in the higher abodes.
Comment submitted by: Thunderbolts on 29-May-2014
What is a good life ?
A good life is not a bad life. A good life for us depends on how good we are , how right we are, according to first sermons by Gautama Buddha.
Yes sir, that is how I studied Buddhism no more no less, the real meaning. That is why I never go beyond Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Noble Path, and 38 Highest Blessings, or 38 Mingalas, These moral instructions are more than enough for me. To fulfil my duties, which are to carry out my duties to others as well as to myself, according to the teachings of Gautama.
A Good Life is, to live according to the moral instructions of Buddhism , happily performing, and fulfilling the duties . I will be doing no evil, no ill will against others. That is how I understand The Good Life, from my elders, and learned people.
But as you had rightly mentioned. I am a human being , I am not perfect. But that can't be an excuse.