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    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 uncovered. The Dalai Lama believes that we need to have an appreciation for the value of human beings, the world as a whole, and that the motivation behind our genetic explorations must be pure and compassionate. Genetic modification gives us access to an immense amount of power through the acquirement of knowledge, and although there is an apparent need for it, we need to be aware of our moral obligation to ensure that it is all done with compassion.“It is the unprecedented acquisition of knowledge and power that places us in critical position at this time. The higher the rate of knowledge and power, the greater must be our sense of moral responsibility.” The question is not whether or not we should acquire that knowledge, “rather, the issue is how to use this new knowledge and power in the most expedient and ethically responsible manner.” The Dalai Lama understands that there is a need for genetic engineering in our society and in the world as a whole, especially in the production of…

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    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…

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    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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    Review: The Dalai Lama

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    A wise man once said “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” That wise mans name is the Dali Lama. Talking about happiness is the Dalai Lama’s speciality, but in his travels he begun to notice that a lot of people are actually suffering on the inside. He believes that there are many factors that can be held accountable for this action. The first factor that can cause someone to suffer that people probably don't think of is money. In my opinion money can not buy…

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    The New Genetics

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    ` As the world develops, people pay less attention to the moral problems instead of caring more about entertainment. With the help of the high-speed technology, people have many ways to get different ways of entertainment. As a result, the lure of the colorful world blinds people from the real world. People know the ethical response but they now choose to ignore those problems to get entertained. In the essay by Dalai Lama, “Ethics and the New Genetics”, he realizes the unstoppable development…

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    The tulku system will probably not survive because the Dalai Lama has far less influence than he used to have. This is primarily the result of the People’s Republic of China’s aggressive political maneuverings in Tibet and the resulting weakened state of Tibetan Buddhist culture. The current Dalai Lamai cannot even fully act as head of the Tibetan state because of the state’s fragmentation and his exile. The People’s Republic of China has caused irreversible damage to the tulku system. By…

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    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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    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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