Taking A Life - Final

Taking A Life - Final - Running head: BUDDHISM AND CAPITAL...

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Running head: BUDDHISM AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT 1 Buddhism and Capital Punishment, Abortion, and Euthanasia Eugene Yan Hum 400 May 22, 2011 Prof. Hendershot Strayer University
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BUDDHISM AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT 2 Abstract Buddhism is an ancient religion, and it has most complex history and system of beliefs. Karma is one of many beliefs Buddhism heavily stress on. Karma refers to good or bad actions a person takes during his/her lifetime. Good actions will bring happiness in the afterlife, and bad actions will bring unhappiness in the afterlife. Each Buddhist understands Karma differently, therefore there is no one saying on the taking of life such as, capital punishment, abortion, and euthanasia.
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BUDDHISM AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT 3 The Taking of Life – Buddhism’s View Buddhism is an old and a major global religion with a complex history and system of beliefs. Karma is very important to Buddhist because Karma refers to good or bad actions a person takes during his/her lifetime. Good actions mean generosity, righteousness, and meditation, and it will bring happiness in the long run. Bad actions, such as lying, stealing or killing, bring about unhappiness in the long run. Today’s Buddhist has different understanding of Karma; therefore, they also have different understanding on the taking of life such as capital punishment, abortion, and euthanasia. Buddhism does not have any policy on capital punishment; however, Buddhists stress
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