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

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“A book that brings people together on the firm grounds of shared values, reminding us why the Dalai Lama is still one of the most important religious figures in the world.” —Huffington Post, “Best Religious Books of 2011”

Ten years ago, in the 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. With Beyond Relgion, he returns to the conversation at his most outspoken, elaborating and deepening his vision for the nonreligious way—a path to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life. Transcending the religion wars, he outlines a system of ethics for our shared world, one that makes a stirring appeal for a deep appreciation of our common humanity, offering us all a road map for improving human life on individual, community, and global levels.

“Cogent and fresh . . . This ethical vision is needed as we face the global challenges of technological progress, peace, environmental destruction, greed, science, and educating future generations.” —Spirtuality & Practice

About H.H. Dalai Lama

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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 Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Human Rights Award, the Albert Schweitzer Award, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
Published December 6, 2011 by Mariner Books. 210 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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While discussing the breakdown of organized religion, His Holiness acknowledges that “although humans can manage without religion, they cannot manage without inner values.” He begins by discussing his views in a secular manner: “I offer my thoughts not as a Buddhist, nor as a religious believer, ...

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He argues that religion with its diversity can never provide an ethics for everyone in today’s interconnected global society, and he then makes a strong statement for adopting a “secular ethics.” Identifying the primary societal problem as “giving too much attention to the external materi...

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The time has come I believe for each of us to start thinking and acting on the basis of an identity rooted in the phrase 'we human beings.'" Given that the Dalai Lama has given more time to getting in touch with his inner-Buddha than anyone else alive, his book offers a fascinating approach to m...

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Spirituality & Practice

As an alternative to the long and senseless battles between science and religion, the Dalai Lama suggests a spirituality that moves beyond the limited purviews of secularism (progress, materialism, consumerism, etc.), science, and religion to an ethics that promotes the oneness of the human family.

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