One of the things we've been talking about in class is Eastern vs. Western culture and specifically about murder and violence. We've talked about The Boondock Saints and whether taking the life of a person who will kill more is ethical and we've talked about the Dalai Lama and his approach toward the Chinese who've invaded his country.
Why do we only talk about the extremes of death, murder and violence? On a more day-to-day level, what about things so small as talking about someone behind their back? Or lying? Cheating?
Do you inform those with authority if you see someone doing something wrong or believe that karma will even everything out in the end? If you find out that someone said something mean about you, do you spread rumors about them too or shrug it off believing that it says more about the person talking than it says about you?