Buddhism, Christianity, And The Prospects For World Religion

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Buddhism, Christianity, and the Prospects for World Religion: Criticism on Dalai Lama’s Interview by Jose Ignacio Cabezon
Introduction
Born in China, Dalai Lama who originally was called Tenzin Gyatso was the spiritual leader of Tibet. He reined this region from 1950 after being declared the spiritual leader in 1937. His advocacy was for non-violent liberation and this made him earn a Nobel Prize in 1989. The objective of this paper is to offer a detailed analysis and criticism of the response of Dalai Lama (His Holiness) as he is interviewed by Jose Ignacio about the possible integration of Buddhism and Christianity. However, Dalai Lama does not think that there are possibilities of the two religions integrating without the loss of integrity despite the fact that all major religions have some common features in them. The paper shall as well offer response and conclusion to the argument that ‘all the major world religions are destined emphasis on love, compassion, tolerance, and forgiveness to promote the inner values in people and not conflict.’
Dalai Lama’s Interview, Argument, and Objection
The interview and response of Dalai Lama revolves around the integration of the integration of the two major religions; Christianity and Buddhism. Lama is so much categorical in responding to his questions because he does not want to cause confusion on the type of integration the interviewer tries to reflect. However, Dalai asserts that if what the interviewer tries to imply is the
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