RL-Nanoethics-6c

RL-Nanoethics-6c - 4. Hinduism and 5. Buddhism n Both...

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4. Hinduism and 5. Buddhism n Both originated in India Hinduism : n emerged gradually from older traditions n formative text: Upanishads , 8th c. BCE Buddhism : n founded by Gautama Buddha, 6th-4th c. BCE n influential throughout South and East Asia
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Where Hinduism and Buddhism Agree n Death is followed by reincarnation n Conduct in one life is rewarded or punished by good or bad fortune in the next n Nevertheless, concern for the next life should not be the motive for virtuous action
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Where Hinduism and Buddhism Agree n The goal of life is not to get a good next incarnation but to escape the cycle of reincarnation entirely n In the meantime we should follow an ethical policy of non-injury (though there’s dispute as to what precisely this involves)
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4. Hinduism n Everything we do is for the sake of the Self n But can we know the Self? n Ordinary consciousness always knows something distinct from itself n The true Self underlies, and is distinct from, everything we’re aware of in ourselves n We can only know the Self by closing off ordinary consciousness and being the Self
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4. Hinduism According to some Hindu thinkers, each person has his or her own ultimate Self
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4. Hinduism
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Markjones during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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RL-Nanoethics-6c - 4. Hinduism and 5. Buddhism n Both...

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