- Ethical System:Pathways, Virtues, and Ahimsa
Jainism focuses on the idea of ahimsa, that is, doing no harm. Buddhism focuses on the end of dukka, that is, suffering. In addition to the textbook readings, read the article, Ahimsa. With this in mind, we will discuss the pros and cons of ahimsa and the Buddhist concept of suffering.
Based on this week’s readings, write a 1–2 page reflection in which you:
- Explain, using the Buddha’s extensive definition of suffering, how even doing good may bring about suffering. Provide one specific example.
- Analyze how some suffering and harm may be required to bring about greater good. Provide one specific example.
- Use two credible sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
- This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this activity is:
- Examine the ethical systems of major religions.