The Opposition Of Dalai Lama

1238 WordsOct 19, 20145 Pages
Introduction This paper analysis the arguments of Dalai Lama. He is one of the proponents of pluralism in religion. He has a supremely forbearing view of other faiths. Many consider him as a person who encourages love and compassion in humanity. Many believe that Dalai Lama promoted pluralism rather than Buddhism as the “best” faith. Many believe that Dalai Lama is the only Tibetan who celebrates actively the great diversity that different faiths provide. Despite the fact that many tend to consider Dalai Lama as a pluralist, this work will argue that Dalai Lama was a Buddhist and that like any other Buddhists; he values his religion more than other religions. The analysis would be based on thesis statement that despite the fact that Dalai Lama appears to be an ardent pluralist, he was a monoist and believe much on Buddhism more than other religions. Objections The argument that Dalai Lama was a monoist is strongly objected by many. The first objection is that many of the Dalai Lama’s comments noted in the interview are characterized by a stress on the listing of practice over doctrines. This means that Lama’s views appear to show a certain similarity with those of the Christian pluralist theologian, John Hick. Another objection that against the fact that Lama was a monoist is that the interview reveals that he did not pay much attention to the philosophical peculiarities of different religious systems. Instead, he argues that one should look at the purpose of religious

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