Livth Dalai Lama Analysis

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Essentially modern society is constantly developing under the weight of confliction that is always present in life, generating the desire to seek spiritual guidance and good moral conduct. The expression of the non-theistic religion, Buddhism presents its doctrines through passive teachings that encompasses the reasonings of the Dukkha and the process of Samsara. Different individuals such as the Dogen of the Zen Buddhists and the Theravada variant, Buddhaghosa both address the fulfilment of enlightenment through meditation and mindfulness, being shown in the referenced quotations. The spiritual leader of Tibet, the XIV Dalai Lama, guides adherents to attaining enlightenment and that Nirvana can be reached through living out the 5 precepts, …show more content…
Through simplification and clarification of the Buddhist teachings, he was able to provide a way for non Tibetan adherents to gain access to the philosophical teachings. Some of the forms of simplification consisted of the writing the book “Make things possible” which encompassed the teachings of the Dharma for adherents. The Dalai Lama was also an advocate for world peace, articulating the many importances of his teachings on passive resistance and through meditation. “When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighbouring communities”, his Holiness addresses many times the importance of meditation as it opens the mind and relieves the soul, in essence focusing attaining inner peace. Through inner peace, shows how individuals can live the Buddhist teachings, making community more peaceful. These philosophies held simplified the Dalai Lama are strengthened by traditional Buddhist teachings such as the 5 precepts and the Noble Eightfold Path, which represents the sequential set of stepping stones for both the individual adherent and community alike to attaining …show more content…
"[Nirvana] can only be reached, not produced, by the Path . . . it transcends the intrinsic nature of matter . . . being attainable through special insight affected by strong effort.” These ethical foundations; the five precepts, Noble Eightfold path and good karma provide insight on the effort adherents should be committed to their everyday lives to attaining inner peace as individuals. Under the guidance of the Dharma and the Dalai Lama, being a Bodhisattva, they factor in the guiding of the attaining enlightenment, Nirvana. Through not just understanding the Eightfold path and the Dharma, but using it as a guide to enlightenment is that effort of living out the Eightfold path and overcoming the Four Noble Truths (Life is suffering) is what proper Buddhist philosophy is centered around. The impact of these pacifist philosophies has also significantly influenced the Buddhist individuals’ viewpoints on judgement and many branches of bioethical issues. Looking in on the scope of abortion, in essence, is the deliberate termination of pregnancy, most often within 28 weeks. Though traditional Buddhists reject abortion because it involves the deliberate destroying of life, modern Buddhists are more divided about the morality of abortion. As adherents are expected to take full

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