The Dalai Lama In Sophocles Oedipus Rex

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“Our prime purpose in our life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don't hurt them” - Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is a buddhist monk who lives a life of joy and peace by helping others, to try and allow one to be the best person one can be. Sophocles shows in the play Oedipus Rex that it is human nature to want the best for one another. This can be shown through the servant as he is threatened and questioned about his past, and Teiresias holding his tongue in spite of the King's cruel remarks.
The servant disobeyed the order of the King to kill the newborn child. “ I pitied the baby, my King, And I thought that this man would take him far away” (64). Though the servant was ordered to kill child he could not bring himself to kill the child. The servant risked his life to save a child that had no personal affiliation to himself. By risking his life and saving this child the servant can be seen wanting the best for a person that he does not know and does not expect reward.
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The servant of King was ordered to kill the newborn baby the servant decided to save him and leave him in the mountain. “How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth! I knew this well, but made myself forget. I should not have come” (17). Teiresias does not want to speak to Oedipus about his past and future to be. As the King and blind man speak they steadily become more and more heated between one another. Oedipus, uses the most derogatory and repulsive insults to try and anger Teiresias into revealing the past to him. After being broken down by Oedipus, Teiresias still does not wish to capitulate the fate of Oedipus in hopes that one would be able to live on with his life in peace. By holding the fate of Oedipus to himself, Teiresias can be seen sacrificing personal pride in hopes that one can stay joyful and

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