Please discuss the following prompt: There is a story of a Buddhist monk who was on a ship with a maniac who was killing everyone on board. The monk eventually decided to kill the man in order to prevent further harm of others on board. Do you think this conforms with the principles set out in Buddhism? Why or why not? How do you think karma and compassion come into play in this story?
I want a two page of essay, minimum 550 words.
In your essays, I would like you to use at least two different peer reviewed sources to help substantiate your points. One of the sources should come from one of the assigned readings, and I would like at least one other source to come from outside our course texts. There are some great resources out there to help you find appropriate peer reviewed source material. One place to find some good journal articles is JSTOR (www.jstor.org). . I’d like you to avoid using websites, as often these are not the most reliable and lack peer reviewed status. When providing these sources, you must use the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Chicago Style).
Gowans, Christopher W. “Chapter 4: Karma, Rebirth, Nirvana and Other Topics: Some Skeptical Concerns”. In Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction, Routledge (2015), pp. 76-94.
Hanh,(Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching) pp. 51-63.
on of the sources should be from the above readings, and the other from you.