After watching the documentary and reading the selections from the Dhammapada, you will write a short response paper addressing a topic in Buddhist ethics.

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(1) After watching the documentary and reading the selections from the Dhammapada, you will write a short response paper addressing a topic in Buddhist ethics. Below are some of the topics; select one:

–The Buddhist view on justice

–The Buddhist view on right and wrong/good and evil

–The Buddhist view on assisted suicide

–Buddhist ethics and the afterlife

–The Buddhist view on animal consumption (vegetarianism)

–Buddhist views on social justice

(2) Select one of the above topics, and formulate a thesis concerning the topic.

(3) You will need to show how a Buddhist would address one of those ethical topics based on the documentary/reading. You should creatively apply the principles of Buddhist philosophy to think about a topic in ethics.

–Guidelines

(a) 2-3 pages

(b) double spaced

(c) times new roman

(d) 12 point font

(e) paper should not contain any quotes from the Dhammapada or secondary resources. You are not allowed to use secondary resources. Your entire paper will come from the documentary and reading. Use of secondary resources will result in point deductions. 

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