1.The Dalai Lama has written, “Our planet is blessed with vast natural treasures. If we use them properly, beginning with elimination of militarism and war, truly, every human being will be able to live a wealthy, well-cared-for life.” The Dalai Lama consistently preaches non-violence. Is this realistic? Is violence ever justified?
2.Human beings are a combination of two things, spirit and matter, soul and body. The two are distinct. Do you agree or disagree with this view, shared in some form by Jainism and Sikhism? How do you view this concept in light of what you read in the article, “Photo of Woman With Facial Hair Leads to Conversation, Understanding”?
3.The body, as the seat of the senses with its fleshly desires, is often in opposition to the spirit. It must be controlled so we can focus on things of the spirit. Do you agree or disagree?