This project studies the ethics of Buddhism and how it has affected the Dalai Lama’s view on and approach to the conflict with China. It deals with the subject from philosophical and historical perspectives. The primary sources of the project are books, speeches, interviews and lectures by the Dalai Lama as well as an interview with a highly ranked Tibetan lama living in Denmark. Based on these and additional sources the project defines essential elements of the Buddhist ethics studies and the correlation between them and analyses how these elements can contribute to an understanding of the Dalai Lama’s actions and utterances in regard in connection with the conflict. In addition to these sources the project uses literature about the historical process and a report from a commission of jurists to outline important historical events that relate to the subject. The project concludes that it is difficult to define Buddhist ethics since the concept of ethics is a phenomenon from the Western world. Based on the used sources it also concludes that Dalai Lama has dealt with the conflict in a non-violent, calm, unemotional and forgiving way, which is in accordance with the ethics of Buddhism. However it is possible that the conclusion would have been different if we had used a higher amount of sources.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2014|