Reading Response Journal

Reading Response Journal - Dr. P. Gilmore English 3, Sec....

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Dr. P. Gilmore English 3, Sec. 30 RRJ #6 November 6, 2007 The Dalai Lama, “The Journey of Dialogue” In this article, the Dalai Lama emphasizes that despite differences between religions, they all have the same purpose: achieving happiness. To resolve the differences between various religions, one should engage in interfaith dialogue and go on pilgrimages to the holy places of various religions. While followers should not believe that their own religions are better than others’, religions can engage in constructive competition in which followers from each religion do their best to implement their teachings in daily life, making each side more religions but harming neither side. While I am a Buddhist, the section of the article titled “Service to the World” mentions a view of Buddhism that I have yet encountered. There, the Dalai Lama mentions the difference between Buddhism and Christian monasticism, which is that Christian monasticism emphasizes service to society while Buddhist monks have remained distant from
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENG 3 taught by Professor Steinberg during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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