Saint Marys University W 7 Buddhism And Hinduism Essay Please answer ONE essay question from each of the sections. or each individual essay question you w

Saint Marys University W 7 Buddhism And Hinduism Essay Please answer ONE essay question from each of the sections.

or each individual essay question you will write 500 words each, minimum.

Please Read the book and finish the question.

the reading resource is here https://workupload.com/archive/aWGwaR5J

and the questions are in the files. Section I
Please answer only 1 question from this page of the exam
Week 7: Buddhism
Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions. “Love’s Insufficiency: Zen as Irritant.”
William R. LaFleur. Pgs. 37-47.
1. In this chapter, the author argues that the notion of “relationships” has been given new
meaning in the context of North American Zen practice. Explain what this
development is. Discuss the context that gave rise to this development, as well as the
innovations and continuities that this development represents when compared with
historic Asian Zen tradition.
2. According to the article, what is the highest human “relationship” in Zen? Discuss its
relevance to Zen practice as discussed in lecture and in the article. How has this
relationship been represented uniquely by Dogen as discussed in the article, and what
has this unique representation been intended to mean in the context of Zen Buddhism
according to the author of this chapter?
Section II
Please answer only 1 question from this page of the exam
Week 8: Hinduism
Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions. “Loving the Goddess in Hinduism.” Nancy M.
Martin. Pgs. 89-107
1. Identify and describe several types of Goddesses and their characteristics in Hindu
tradition as discussed in the article/lecture. Use examples from the article/lecture to
illustrate your answer. What do these Goddesses suggest about love and sexuality
according to the author?
2. Is the feminine gender and even the notion of the division of persons into separate
genders positively or negatively represented in Hinduism? Does this change over the
history of Hinduism? Use examples from the article/lecture to illustrate your answer.
This article argues that various Goddesses reflect and express a variety of human
relationships (between family, friends, lovers, and even gender transformation, etc.) Identify
and discuss several of these using examples from the text/lecture to illustrate your answer.
Explore how Hinduism understands these human relationships as expressed in Goddess
worship and theology.

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