- With shared beliefs and concepts tied back to similar origins out of the Vedic scriptures and traditions that are foundational for Hinduism (Brahmanism, Buddhism directs the hearts and minds of its adherents to a liberation from the burdens, suffering and many limitations of worldly existence. Thus, Buddhism, as a non-theistic tradition, can be considered to be as much of a philosophical system as it is a religious tradition. Consider the following questions drawn from foundational concepts in Buddhism:
During six years working for GMA, Jetson’s Buddhism was never really an issue, and why would it be? Serving as the marketing director for a large company requires allegiance to no specific creed.
Jetson says that changed on March 14, 2012, when Ellis, co-founder, board member, and “vice president of staffing, corporate travel and diversity” — asked him to immediately begin adding daily Bible quotes to The Grind, the company’s morning email newsletter.
According to a federal lawsuit Jetson filed last week, he refused. Ellis, I am unable to add quotes or scriptures from the Bible as you’ve requested,” he wrote in response to the request. “I have always taken great care to avoid any quotes that would offend others as well as my own personal religious beliefs.”
Is desire (craving) good or bad or, can desire be either good or bad (Fisher, pp. 143 – 145)? How do desires reveal an individual’s sense of the “meaning and purpose of life?” How do you think desires relate to religious ethics in Buddhism (e.g., the Noble Eightfold Path, Fisher, pp. 145 – 146)?