Every religion has its own way of explaining human suffering and the concept of evil. For Buddhists, understanding the causes of suffering and rejecting evil is part of the route to enlightenment.
What is moral evil?
The hurt that is caused by human choices
The hurt that follows when the forces that shape the world come into play
Actions that God tells people to do
What is natural evil?
What is meant by "free will"?
God has given all human beings the right to make their own choices
God forces people to do what he wants
People simply following what their genetic nature makes them do
What do most Buddhists believe bring evil into the world?
Ignorance, anger and greed
Jealousy, wealth and hate
Fear, lack of education and ill health
Why is it important for Buddhists to remove harm and suffering in the world?
Buddhists believe that harm and suffering should not exist
Buddhists believe they should be compassionate; part of this involves trying to remove harm and suffering
Buddhists believe that nothing can be learned from the presence of harm and suffering in the world
How can Buddhists achieve loving-kindness in their lives?
Through visiting the local monastery
What is Engaged Buddhism?
A movement in which Buddhist monks are allowed to marry
A Buddhist charity
The Buddhist movement which believes in the importance of helping people and being active in society
How do Buddhists believe they can end suffering?
Through everyone helping each other
By achieving enlightenment
Through everyone meditating
What is the Buddhist path that, if followed, can result in the end of suffering?
The Four Noble Truths
The Three Universal Truths
The Eightfold Path