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“In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.” - Richard M. Nixon Heaven. Hell. Pure Land. Saṃsāra. How did different religions interpret the afterlife situation? What are their requisite standards of behaviours during life? What is religion? How do we define religion? ‘Truth’ is widely known as the common goal for different religions, yet they compete for being the real and only truth in this world. Conflicts and hatred arise between religions. Blood has been spilled and wars broke out in the end. History has repeated itself. Revenge seems to be endless. Peace doesn’t seem possible in the future. How can human conflicts be resolved? How can religious disputes be reduced? The answers to these questions can be found in The Diamond Sutra, the Buddhist scripture. Join this course to explore the path of religions and world peace....
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Week
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28 минуты на завершение

COURSE INTRODUCTION

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Reading
2 видео (всего 3 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
Video2 видео
Trailer1мин
Welcome to the Courseмин
Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course introduction5мин
Course description5мин
Principal instructor - Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce5мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo P.H. Edward5мин
Guest speaker - Father Tsui Luke5мин
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3 ч. на завершение

Week 1: Basic understanding of The Diamond Sutra

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Reading
15 видео (всего 66 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video15 видео
Why is The Diamond Sutra so popular?2мин
Why are there so many people studying and practising The Diamond Sutra? What are the benefits?4мин
Why do we say “all buddhas originate from this sutra”?2мин
What is Conditioned? What is Unconditioned?6мин
What is the relationship between Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena?6мин
Examples of Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena I4мин
Examples of Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena II4мин
Why do we say the central idea of The Diamond Sutra is Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena?4мин
What is the 'four-lined verse'?3мин
My 'four-lined verses' are ...6мин
My understanding of “all sages and highly respected scholars are different in one aspect, and that is the way they understand or appreciate the permanent nature of eternity.”5мин
How can The Diamond Sutra promote world peace?7мин
Summary1мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - Why do you choose The Diamond Sutra? How could it help lead to world peace?2мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Why did Huineng use The Diamond Sutra as a reference point for authenticating the mind's attainment?5мин
Why is it said that “all buddhas originate from this sutra”? Why this sutra?4мин
"Without the form of a self, without the form of others, without the form of living beings, without the form of saints and sages". "Without the view of a self, without the view of others, without the view of living beings, without the view of saints and sages". What do they explain?10мин
Some people say the Buddha is expounding the dharma to Subhuti in The Diamond Sutra, that the entire sutra talks about ‘emptiness’ or ‘non-existence’. Other people say The Diamond Sutra talks about ‘existence’ rather than ‘non-existence’. In the final analysis, does The Diamond Sutra talk about ‘existence’, or ‘non-existence’?10мин
Why does the sutra repeatedly emphasise the ‘four-lined verse’? What is meant by the ‘four-lined verse’?7мин
"It is dharma, it is non-dharma, it is not non-dharma". What is the profound message this tells us in regard of our cultivation of, and testimony to the Truth?7мин
Why is it said that “all living beings are taken across to the extinction of reincarnation, but actually not a single living being has been taken across to the extinction of reincarnation"?10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Summative assessment30мин
Week
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Week 2: The definition of religion and intra-religious paradoxes

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Reading
14 видео (всего 56 мин.), 11 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video14 видео
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - What has prompted you to carry out research on 'religion and world peace'?мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - Why do we need to know the definition of religion?мин
What is the origin of religion?3мин
How to define religion?3мин
How to differentiate between religion and philosophy?3мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - How would you define 'religion'?мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - Why would there be conflicts among religions?1мин
Examples of conflicts which have derived from religions2мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - Why does conflict occur among religions?4мин
Features of cults10мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - How to distinguish orthodox faith from cults?13мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - What is the difference between faith and superstition?5мин
Summary3мин
Reading11 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Can the world be peaceful one day with the coexistence of various religions? - 5-point analysis5мин
Why do religions exist?5мин
Questioning the definition of religion2мин
Is Buddhism a religion?7мин
Religion and Philosophy6мин
A new definition of religion2мин
Examples of religion and non-religions3мин
What is the significance of adopting this new definition of religion?3мин
How should we view religion in the 21st century?2мин
The beginning of religious conflicts3мин
What are the paradoxes of religion?2мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Summative assessment30мин
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Week 3: The two categories that classify the myriad things in the world and their examples

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Reading
11 видео (всего 36 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video11 видео
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - How did you come up with this special and interesting concept?мин
The two categories that classify the myriad things in the world5мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - How do Catholics perceive a myriad of things in the world?7мин
Examples of Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena6мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - What is the significance of this categorisation?1мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - What makes you believe that this categorisation can resolve religious conflicts?мин
Conditioned Phenomena and Unconditioned Phenomena are a whole3мин
How do Unconditioned Phenomena give rise to Conditioned Phenomena?3мин
How do we experience Unconditioned Phenomena?4мин
Summary1мин
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
'The transient aspects of matters (Conditioned Phenomena)' and 'The permanent aspects of eternity (Unconditioned Phenomena)'3мин
A comparison between Buddhism and other religions15мин
The Law of Conditioned Genesis9мин
Emptiness20мин
The misconception of Buddhism as Polytheism15мин
Examples for each of the two categories3мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Recall your memory4мин
Summative assessment30мин
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Week 4: Everyone is in the process of searching for the Truth

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Reading
13 видео (всего 51 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video13 видео
How do different religions teach their respective followers to conduct themselves in life?3мин
What do different religions say about the situation after life ends?4мин
Will religious practitioners engage in prayers or spiritual cultivation? What are their functions?9мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - What are religious practitioners pursuing?9мин
Guest speaker - Mr Woo - What do you think religious practitioners are pursuing?мин
Some say religious practitioners do only two things: 1. To seek the Truth 2. To seek the protection by deities. Is that really the case?3мин
Do you know what is the eternal realm? Can you describe how your inner urge for this permanent and unchanging realm might be attained?1мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - Is there the Lord in the world? Is there any evidence to prove it?5мин
Guest speaker - Fr Tsui - Do other 'gods' exist? Is there Guanyin, or Buddha, etc.?6мин
Can you describe what is the permanent and unchanging realm?1мин
How should we regard our own religion and those of others?2мин
Summary3мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Summary of week 1 - 35мин
All religions are in the process of searching for the Truth7мин
Focal points in this course10мин
Consolidation5мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Summative assessment30мин

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Cheung Siu Nang Bruce

Senior Programme Director
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

О The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world....

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  • This course is NOT merely designed for Buddhists. Instead all peace lovers, theists and atheists are welcomed to join the course.

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