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Comparison of Philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and the Dalai Lama

Summary: The philosophical view of the Dalai Lama and Friedrich Nietzche compared. The Dalai Lama viewed compassion for others as a guide for ethical behavior. Nietzche wrote that the religious nature and the pronouncements of religions stifle humankind's natural behaviors.
Science versus religion has always been a very controversial topic in this world and even more so in the United States. It seems that this topic in some way, shape, form, or fashion always finds its way into one's life through government, jobs, and most certainly in politics. When looking at the lives of two men who embody the two controversial ideals of science and religion one can look at the lives and views of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (views on compassion surrounding religion) and Friedrich Nietzsche (views on "Morality as Anti-Nature" surrounding science). Dalai Lama through his reading seems to establish the concept that compassion is a "guide for ethical behavior", while Nietzsche strives to develop the concept that "moral pronouncements by major religions are designed to stifle people's natural behaviors." .

His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth...

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