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?

Buddhism

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?

The essay should be approximately 1000 words and include the following:

Use at least one source from our assigned readings for class;

Use at least one peer reviewed source found outside our course readings;

Use at least once concept found and cited from the courses lectures;

Use Chicago Manual of Style with footnotes and bibliography for citations.

 

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?