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  • The Dalai Lama's Ski Trip Analysis

    Throughout history, storytelling has been an essential piece of the culture in which our society lives. Stories have been sources of information, communication, and entertainment for many. This does not change in the article, “The Dalai Lama’s Ski Trip: What I learned in the Slush with His Holiness,” written by Douglas Preston. This is an entertaining yet informative tale about how Preston helped welcome a famous and controversial figure visiting the United States in 1991. In addition to informing the reader about his experience, he discusses the opinion this influential figure has on one of life’s toughest questions. This article is effective because the article is written clearly and does not confuse the reader, the information is accurate and not biased, and the author keeps the audience entertained and interested. Preston’s article is taking the reader through his exciting experience of meeting the famous Dalai Lama. To begin, Preston explains the background of where he was living and how the experience came about. A man named Paljor Thondup, a kid who escaped the invasion of Tibet and made his way to India, eventually formed a relationship with the Dalai Lama and greeted Preston with a phone call. The Dalai Lama had recently won the Nobel Peace Price and planned on touring of the United States. In a panic, Thondup called Preston to ask him if he could act as the press secretary for the Dalai Lama. Preston, who needed money at the time, accepted. To conclude, Preston…

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  • Dalai Lama The Ethics Of Compassion

    In “The Ethics of Compassion”, The Dalai Lama explains how we should strive for fulfillment of having compassion towards everyone and not just the people closest to us. The Dalai Lama himself has not accomplished such a task, “Most people, including myself, must struggle even to reach the point where putting others’ interests on a par with our own becomes easy” (Dalai Lama). It takes time to be able to have compassion towards people you don’t even know, but it must be understood that everyone…

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  • Genetic Engineering In The Dalai Lama

    Genetic Engineering is the modification of an organism 's genetic composition by artificial means, often involving the transfer of specific traits, or genes, from one organism into a plant or animal of an entirely different species. With this new, rapidly growing, technology we are now able to do things that we once thought were impossible. In Ethics and the New Genetics, the Dalai Lama addresses problems that we need to consider as we continue to explore this microscopic world that we have…

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  • The Importance Of Communication In Buddhism

    though that the great wisdom studied by the enlightened one, Buddha, was shared with the world after the invasion of Tibet by China. Buddhism reveals ancient wisdom of inner peace (Seaward, 2015). In Buddhism, stress is believed to be the consequence of negative desires such as expectations, conditions, and fears. As defined by Buddhism, “desires are conditions and expectations that are associated with goals” (Seaward, 2015). Desires can be positive or negative; positive desires are things that…

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  • Socrates In The Phaedo Final Analysis

    this life could be another existence in which we recall the knowledge of Forms from this life and so on. Pythagoras’ theory of the transmigration of souls is a response to the second criticism. This concept upholds the immortality of souls and the transmigration after death into other living beings such as animals . Pythagorus was said to have passed a puppy that was being whipped, took pity on it, and stopped the beating because he recognised from the cries that it was the soul of an old…

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