Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World Hardcover – Dec 6 2011
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Praise for Beyond Religion
"This wise, humane book, an original work rather than a collection of talks, is an incisive statement of His Holiness’s thinking on ways to bring peace to a suffering world."
"An impressive guide for teaching religious tolerance and respect to readers of all ages."
Praise for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama ... shares lessons learned from a remarkable life, in turn showing us how to live our own lives with compassion, non-violence and love."
— Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
"[The Dalai Lama writes] with candor, great charm, and good humor . . ."
About the Author
TENZIN GYATSO, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize.See all Product Description
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BEYOND RELIGION is a very carefully crafted argument that states that one (1) ethics is an internal awareness and NOT a learned, behavioral habit. And, two (2) religion (in general) supports the values that one espouses very deeply. Nevertheless, he briefly mentions how religion has supported both altruistic and horrific causes.
This book is broken down into two (2) sections:
1- Examining ethics as an external habit...
H.H. The Dalai Lama, the exiled, spiritual head of The Tibetan people and human rights activist has long taught and published books on issues relating to religion and ethics. What I think we have here is not so much of a divorcing of religion but an examination of the values demonstrated by ethical people of various faiths and those who don't subscribe to any. It is, essentially, an attempt to define "secular humanism" in its most positive sense and ethical behavior in its most fundamental expression.
For The Dalai Lama, at the heart of ethical behavior stands compassion. Without compassion, he points out, there is no basis from which one can connect to another or even have expectations to draw from.Read more ›
Like all his books it is easy and comforting to read.
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The concepts in this book are extremely important to be disseminated widely across the world.Published 26 days ago by William Doak