Dalai Lama Impact

The Dalai Lama, Temple Puja and Buddhist teachings involved in bioethics can all have an impact and influence the lives and decisions of people of the Buddhist community make. The Dalai Lama is a significant person in the Buddhist tradition due to him making buddhism accessible to the Western World, Promoting buddhism through outreach to other religions, simplifying and clarifying the buddhist teachings and promoting world peace in line with the eightfold path. These have allowed him to impact on the lives of Buddhist adherents. Similarly, there are buddhist teachings such as the Eightfold path, the Five precepts and Panatipata which use the history and teachings of the Buddha himself to help guide the current Buddhist adherents. The buddhist …show more content…
This is seen through him; making buddhism accessible to the Western World, Promoting buddhism through outreach to other religions, simplifying and clarifying the buddhist teachings and promoting world peace in line with the eightfold path. To create accessibility of Buddhism to the western world the Dalai Lama translated the Dharma teaching of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, meet with major world and religious leaders and addressed many secular and nonsecular forums. By making Buddhism well known to the western world he made it possible for buddhism to reach the lives of many others around the world, who have been impacted in their own way. To promote buddhism throughout the outreach of other religions, the Dalai Lama created dialogue with major religions which allowed him to legitimise buddhism as a tradition leading to buddhism becoming one of the world’s five major religions. The Dalai Lama, when translating the book of the dead, allowed for clarification of Buddhist teachings to other communities, which allowed adherents of Buddhism and other religions understand the religion better. This was able to keep the idea of life inline with the Eightfold path as, “[Nirvana] can only be reached, not produced, by the Path”. The Dalai Lama also promoted world peace by modelling the path of nonviolence in Tibet, in accordance to the five …show more content…
Through the Dalai Lama and his preachings of the history and teachings of Buddha we can learn and interpret the true meaning of buddhism. Also through his work the spreading of the Buddhist faith was able to occur which lead to the impacting on more lives around the globe. Temple Puja was able to impact on the lives of Buddhist adherents by providing them with a place to seek guidance in their lives. By welcoming people into these temples they can feel more open and faithful towards Buddhism. Buddhist teachings relating to bioethics are seen as guidance for Buddhist adherents. The Five precepts, the Eightfold Path and the Panatipata are just some of the Buddhist teachings which are used for moral guidance in bioethics. The main bioethical issues that are looked at by Buddhism is Abortion and Euthanasia. Due to these Buddhist teachings, Buddhist adherents are able to use them to make their own decisions on topics such as abortion or Euthanasia. Ultimately through these significant person, places, and Ideas of Buddhism adherents can make better decisions in life and ultimately become closer to

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