Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace

Get an introduction to the Diamond Sutra and learn how its Buddhist teachings could be applied to achieve world peace and harmony.

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Understand the Diamond Sutra and explore the conflict between man and religion

The Diamond Sutra is one of the most historically important texts in Buddhism. On this course, you will use the text as a guide to explore the prospect of world peace.

You will learn about the conflicts that arise between humans and religion, and consider how they could be resolved through the teachings of the Diamond Sutra.

You will discover how different religions relate to each other and explore the idea that all religions are pursuing the same truth. You will also consider the idea that people, whatever their religious beliefs, are capable of promoting world peace for the same reasons.

The course is designed for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and the relationship between religion and war.

Describe the core ideas of Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena in The Diamond Sutra,Explore how religions influence people’s behaviours and what people expect after death,Interpret myriad phenomena with the use of the two categories and illustrate examples of things of transient and eternal nature,Identify that different religions are all in the process of searching for the Truth,Describe the conflicts that arise from one's greed, hatred and delusion and appreciate how The Diamond Sutra teaches one to remove the dark side of human nature,Explain the reason and logic behind 'everyone is searching for the Truth', and why the concept of analysis ('everyone is searching for the Truth') could help promote peace
The course is designed for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and the relationship between religion and war.