Q#2(Experience and Buddhism)

Q#2(Experience and Buddhism) - “Speaking in Tongues...

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Introduction to World Religions Professor Schuberth End-of-Unit Response Question. Unit 2: Religious Experience and Buddhism Due Tuesday, October 27 th IN CLASS. (Only email if you will not be in class.) Please answer ONE (1) of the following questions. Please put the number of the question your are answering at the beginning of your paper. QUESTION #1 Please explain the relationship between religious experience (enlightenment/satori) and suffering in “Zen War Stories” AND in the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Briefly explain why you think these two expressions of Buddhism lead to very different ideas about violence. Questions you may want to consider (you do not need to answer all of these): How does each define religious experience? How does each think about death? What ideas do they have about the suffering of others? About their own suffering? How do they talk about violence? QUESTION #2 First watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZbQBajYnEc
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Unformatted text preview: “Speaking in Tongues Medical Study proves Holy Spirit praying” (first 7:21 minutes) From what you observed in this video, is speaking in tongues a religious experience? How did you make your decision? Do you think the doctor’s research proves that speaking in tongues or Buddhism meditation is a religious experience? Why or why not? Questions you may want to consider: How do different people (the reporter, the doctor, the pastor) describe speaking in tongues? How does the doctor interpret his results? How does the pastor interpret the results? GENERAL GUIDELINES Answers should be 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced; the best answers will be concise (they will answer the given questions) and will use vocabulary from the readings when appropriate. Answers SHOULD NOT be more than 2 pages. Whenever you quote, be sure to explain how you are interpreting what you quote. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course WR 227 taught by Professor U.nknown during the Spring '10 term at Portland State.

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