Monday, November 26, 2012

Exploration Eleven

             One of my favorite passages is on page 637, where he states that “At the root of  that responsibility lies, and I quote, ‘the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end, at least the distance needed to rise about individual limitation…’” I found this to be very inspirational and encouraging. I believe that it would be a good quote to live by.

            I found it interesting that Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, Aung San, was an independence hero in Burma, and that he was assassinated when Aung San Suu Kyi was only two years old. I also found it interesting that she went back to Burma to take care of her dying mother, Daw Khin Kyi, and then she became a big part of the democratic movement. At her mother’s funeral, the large crowd that came to honor her ended up turning into a large crowd of people that were peacefully protesting against military rule. I also found it very interesting that she was actually placed under house arrest many different times, but the first time was under the Martial Law, which allows her the be held in custody for three years without even have been charged or had a trial. That just seems ridiculous to me that they can put you on house arrest for 3 years, keep you confined so you cannot see your family, and yet they have not even charged you with anything, let alone have you gone to trial.
I found my information on:
The Dalai Lama is a high ranking religious figure in Buddhism. He is believed to be the rebirth of tulkus. I found that the Dalai Lama created tensions in China just earlier this month he associated with the Japanese right-wing forces over some island dispute between China and Japan. China believes that he was doing this because he wants to split China under the appearance of religion. The article goes on to say that the Dalai Lama says that China is making it all up. This is obviously causing tension between China and The Dalai Lama.
                              This is a photo of the Dalai Lama meeting with the           
                              Japanesse, where he blamed “narrow-minded
                              Communist officials” for believing that Buddism
                              is a threat to government.

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