Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

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Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World by H.H. Dalai Lama

A stirring call to move beyond religion for the guidance to improve human life on individual, community, and global levels—including a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values

Ten years ago, in his best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars," he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion—those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way. This is a system of secular ethics that transcends religion as a way to recognize our common humanity and so contributes to a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect.

Beyond Religion is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547636351
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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Beyond Religion 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Virago59 More than 1 year ago
His Holiness tends to be a little wordy, but is the epitome of humility and grace. His philosophy of ethics truly does transcend religion and speaks to the essential sameness of human beings: we are all complex organisms pursuing happiness and avoiding suffering. And the more we help ONE ANOTHER understand and attain those goals, the better of humanity is as a whole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dalai Lama writes with such common sence and understanding. The world would certainly be a much better place if everyone would follow his teaching. It reaches across all nations and people. I want to read more.
Deesigner More than 1 year ago
This book really made me look at what we all offer to the world. We are all connected yet often people feel so isolated. His point of getting religion out of ethics discussions is well taken and certainly makes more sense to me than anything else I've read on the subject.
Rock_Chalk_Nellie More than 1 year ago
His Holiness the Dalai Lama presents a very simple philosophy; a way for all people of every religion, race, and ethnicity to live peaceably together in the World. If only we have the courage to take it into our hearts and live by it. One person at a time . . . let it begin with me.
hideva More than 1 year ago
Very insightful & recommended. Check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short read but packed full from start to finish this book is a must read for anyone interested in ethics.
jason77 More than 1 year ago
awsome, informed non biased..... recommend to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of our personal feelings originate within our minds. We experience daily sensations, emotions, reactions, creative ideas, strong opinions, and destructive thoughts. We experience religious doctrines and principles but must adapt them within ourselves. This involves mental exercising that should involve training and practice. This is the topic and goal of this book. The topics are presented well and mind training is carefully described. It then is put into the reader's hands to train and practice.
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WeeZee1935 More than 1 year ago
A very insightful expression of the Dalai Lama's philosophy on the ethics of mankind respective of relidious affiliation.
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The Dalai Lama will contiinue to preach respect all life for as long as he lives