GCSE Religious Studies BuddhismWatch
Evaluate this statement.
"In order to achieve enlightenment, it is better to pray at a temple rather than at home".
In your answer you should:
refer to Buddhist teaching
give developed arguments to support this statement
give developed arguments to support a different point of view
reach a justified conclusion
12 MARKS + 3 SPAG
Much appreciated if someone could help me by coming up with some points supported by quotations?
Take for example the action implored at Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā 3:
Therefore, Kauśika, whoever–son or daughter of noble birth–having copied [out] the Perfection of Wisdom, having made [it into] a book, establishing it, worshipping it, honouring it with pūja, with heavenly flags, banners, perfume, flowers, bells [etcetera], this being the case Kauśika, those two will produce greater merit.
In so doing, Kauśika, the son or daughter of noble birth [that has] made a copy of the Perfection of Wisdom, who worships, honours and respects it with pūjas of many kinds; they produce the greatest merit.
Why so? Because, Kauśika, in worshipping the Perfection of Wisdom, he worships the cognition [of the] omniscient.
This is getting long. Just think about other areas of the Dhamma (the teachings of the Buddha) and make it relate to the question.