Ethics in Tibetan buddhism.

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ETHICS IN TIBETANBUDDHISM[Document subtitle][DATE][COMPANY NAME][Company address]
Table of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................................................................2History............................................................................................................................2Special features.............................................................................................................2Issues.................................................................................................................................3Problem and ramification...................................................................................................4Conclusion.........................................................................................................................8References.......................................................................................................................10
IntroductionHistoryTibetan Buddhism is a religion which was forced from its homeland when Tibet wasconquered by the Chinese. Anciently it was believed that out of 1 in 6 Tibetan men wereconsidered to be Buddhist monk. The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism is combined withthe teachings of Mahayana Buddhism along with Shamanic and Tantric and materialhaving its existence from Bon, an ancient Tibetan religion. Various believe that theVajrayana Buddhism to be similar as Tibetan Buddhism, but it is Vajrayana and othervehicles are taught in Tibetan Buddhism. Towards the end of 8thcentury, Buddhism felta dynamic presence in Tibet and Trisong Detsen, a Tibetan King brought the religionfrom India by inviting two Buddhist masters directly to Tibet who translated the Buddhisttext into Tibetan (Powers, J., 2007).Special featuresA plethora of features are practiced by Tibetan Buddhist featuring the spiritual practicesand rituals like yogic techniques and mantras. The religion is seen to take thesupernatural beliefs at their prominence. The concept of gods, spirits, Buddhas,Bodhisattvas, are taken in Tibetan religions. In the Tibetan Buddhism, the Bodhisattvasare portrayed as wrathful deities and godlike figures (Snellgrove, D. L., 1957).Therefore a strong artistic tradition, graphics and paintings has been developed inTibetan Buddhism as per the metaphysical context that are used as a beneficial tool forunderstand the society at all the necessary levels. The public prayer wheels, structuresof various sorts, flags and pictures are considered as a visual aids for understanding theTibetan Buddhism which acts as a reminder for spiritual domain in this physical world.
Tibetan Buddhism has a strong presence amongst the lay people and the monasticcommunities.The lay people rather than concerning over the inner spiritual life focus on the outwardlyreligious activities like pilgrimage, repeated prayers, ritual practice at temples,prostrations with a strong use of public flags and wheels. They celebrate variousfestivals and funerals among various ceremonies.The sexuality is one of the major debating issues in the ethics of Tibetan Buddhism. Inthis ethics of the Tibetan Buddhism, the most controversial issue seen is the crosscultural encounters in the North American and Tibetan Buddhism among the studentand teachers (Buffalodharma.org., 2016). The relationship between the teachers andstudents of the Tibetan Buddhism are seen to have sexual relationships and thequestion on their appropriateness will be questioned in this paper.IssuesThe most controversial issue in the general principles of the power structures andhierarchy have been questioned owning to therelationship between teacher andstudent.Although the popularity of the Tibetan Buddhism is seen to be growing but therelationship between the student and teacher is highly misunderstood among peopleand has even generated intense controversial views.According to theTibetan Buddhist tradition, in order to achieve full understanding of theconcept, the students must have full faith and trust in their teachers. Therefore, it
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