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ဘုရားရှင်၏သြဝါဒ

မကောင်းမှုမှန်သမျှ မပြုလုပ်ခြင်း
ကောင်းမှုမှန်သမျှ ပြည့်စုံစေခြင်း
မိမိစိတ်ကို ဖြူစင်စေခြင်း

ဤတရားသုံးပါးသည် ခပ်သိမ်းသော ဘုရားရှင်တို့၏ အဆုံးအမ သြဝါဒပေတည်း။

 

Introduction
The Ministry of Religious Affairs was established and started functioning before the Union of Myanmar regained its Independence. After Independence the Ministry of Religious Affairs created the following divisions and carried out the tasks.
  1. Directorate of Religious Affairs
  2. Pali University and Dhammacariya Division
  3. Pali Education Division
  4. International Institute of Advanced Buddhistic Studies
  5. Tipitakadhara Selection Committee.

The Revolutionary Council Government reorganized all ministries on 2nd March 1962 and thus, the following Ministries reappeared as Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs.
  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry of Religious Affairs
  3. Ministry of Democratization and Local Government
  4. Ministry of Immigration and National Registration

After that, the Ministry of Religious Affairs continued to exist as a department under the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs from 2nd March 1962 to 20th March 1992.

After assuming the duties of the State on 18 September 1988, the State Law and Order Restoration Council, with the aim of flourishing the Theravada Buddha Sasana at home and abroad, purification, perpetuation and propagation of the Buddha Sasana and bringing out Myanmar traditional custom and culture, formed the Department for the Promotion and Propagation of the Sasana under the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs on 9 - 5 - 91.

But the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs had been shouldering not only the duties of administration , management, law and order preservation, but also the Sasana affairs simultaneously. And so in order to implement the Sasana affairs with might and main, the State Law and Order Restoration Council reformed the Ministry as the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Religious Affairs separately by issuing the Notification No. (23/92) dated 20-3-92.

By the decision of the meeting No. (22/98) of the Cabinet of the Union of Myanmar, held on 26-6-98, formation of the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University under this Ministry was confirmed with an approval of the state Peace and Development Council with the aim of making the world to be peaceful and prosperous and full of four cardinal virtues by learning and practising original Pitaka treatises which had been approved by the Six Buddhist Councils of the genuine Theravada Buddha Sasana, and emergence of those Buddhist missionaries of morality who are well-experienced and skilled in Pitaka literature.


Objective
The objectives of formation of the Ministry of Religious Affairs are as follows:-

  1. To allow freedom of faith;
  2. For the purfication, perpetuation, promotion and propagation of the Theravada Buddhist Sasana;
  3. To help out and participate in international religious affairs; and
  4. Emergence and prevalence of Myanmar traditional customs and culture.

Policy
The Ministry of Religious Affairs follows and implements its tasks in accord with the following policies:-

  1. To allow freedom of faith and belief for all nationalties (male and female) of the Union of Myanmar
  2. To let the people of different faiths live in friendly relations among themselves
  3. To have the Samghas living in unity
  4. To abide by existing laws
  5. To implement the directives and orders of the State Peace and Development Council Government , regarding them as policy
  6. Coordination of Government Ministries
  7. To lay down policies to be followed by the Departments under this Ministry in implementing their tasks

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