Foundations and Scope of Gross National Happiness: A Layman's Perspectives

Powdyel, Thakur S.

In: Gross National Happiness and Development - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu^ 2004, pp. 732-747 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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Abstract

An environment of security, peace, harmony, and contentment, supporting a love of life and living, nurtured by our cultural and natural endowments, nourished by individual ethical responsibilities, and guided by the highest institutional and personal standards, will be the true foundations on which to build and further our dream. The full flowering and sustainability of the gross national happiness programme requires the engagement of the essential and the intrinsic, the positive and the creative energies of the Bhutanese people and our institutions. That happening, this abode of the peaceful dragon, the land of our thunder kings, the seat of the peerless Buddha will release a moral force that will light up the world.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 7 April 2010
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Subjects: Bruttonationalglück
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glücklichsein , Glück, Gross National Happiness
Subject (classification): Sociology