The Dalai Lama Analysis

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What is the Purpose of Life? Throughout all of human history, man has been able to advance significantly in terms of technology and ideology. These advancements, along with our innate ability to utilize rational thought, were the tools we used to evolve. This evolution to the modern human was made possible by using technology to gain knowledge of things that were previously beyond our comprehension. Ideally, the more we learn, the more we know. However, when it comes to the unknown, we tend to look for answers that can be both proven and explained in a way we can comprehend. This is why it is common for people turn to science to answer many questions we encounter in our lives. However, the major flaw with science comes from the fact that it …show more content…
He acknowledged the fact that human beings in general are dominated by anger. But as a counter he points out everyone should learn how to gain control of their anger and hatred. He also clarifies that he does not mean to let are anger fuel us when making decisions. According to the Dalai Lama, “The energy anger gives us is blind energy because it effects our rationality” (pg38). His solution to controlling anger was working on reasoning and patience. He uses his theory on anger to back his claim that humans are interdependent by stating that humans need both bad experiences and bad people in order to practice and develop their reasoning and patience skills. Lastly, he explains that there is a difference between attachment and actual affection. Growing attached to a significant other or family member is not the same as loving them. He claims that only true affection will create genuine …show more content…
However, I believed he supported his arguments thoroughly. While analyzing the Dalai Lama’s theory I was thinking about Ilham Dilman’s Life and Meaning. Ilham’s comparison of the questions “Has life any meaning?” and “Has my life any meaning?”, made me want to disagree with the Dalai Lama. The idea that the purpose of life in general is to be happy is acceptable to me. However, the idea that the only function my life serves is to find inner happiness through interactions with others makes seems to be a waste of time. I would like to believe the purpose of humanity is more than to simply make

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