Essay On Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama, And Abraham J. Heschel

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One of the most controversial topics in our world today is the idea of God. I will write my paper on how His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and rabbi Abraham J. Heschel address the issue of a transcendent. People struggle with the continuous issue of whether or not God is real. They also struggle with the thought that if God is real, what is the purpose or what are you supposed to do with God in your life? Do you believe you were created by a supreme being with a specific purpose on how to live your life? Do you believe that there is a transcendent reality without a God? Or do you believe you were simply created by chance and the world just has a scientific reason for everything? “Christianity is a religion seeing a metaphysics while Buddhism is a metaphysics seeing a religion” (Runzo 60). Hechel and his holiness the Dalai Lama are both unique in their methods and proposals. The both go into deep detail of the importance of the self when it comes to experiencing religion and they both recognize that religious experience is more than sitting in a church.
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From what I read I feel as though Heschel’s religion was a main part of his life more importantly his overall existence. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, which is the belief that there is only one all-powerful God. Although I was raised in a southern Baptist Church, I have branched away from that mind set of Christianity and I have developed my own beliefs. I think that is why I like Abraham Joshua Heschel so much. In I Asked For Wonder, Abraham Heschel said, “God is of no importance unless he is of supreme importance” (I Asked for Wonder 19). When I first read that quote I was in awe. Awe in the sense that I had to take a step back and look at my life and my personal relationship with God. This quote of his is how I basically view my idea of

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