Ethics for the New Millennium by Dalai Lama

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In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well. According to the Dalai Lama, our survival has depended and will continue to depend on our basic goodness. Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual, irrespective of religious beliefs. Though he himself a practicing Buddhist, the Dalai Lama's teachings and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us—Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or atheist—to a happier, more fulfilling life.



His Holiness the Dalai Lama's newest book, The Wisdom of Compassion, is now available from Riverhead Books.



 

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His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and head of their government-in-exile. Since 1959, His Holiness has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Riverhead. 268 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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such peace is only attained “when our actions are motivated by a concern for others.” We need discipline to look beyond ourselves and past the fleeting pleasures of immediate gratification, toward a more rewarding (and permanent) quiet joy.

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This is not a religious book, asserts the Dalai Lama about a volume that's his most outspoken to date on moral and social issues. My aim has been to appeal for an approach to ethics based on uni

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""My aim has been to appeal for an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles."" The Dalai Lama adopts this approach because, he notes, the majority of humanity ignores religion, the traditional vehicle for ethics, yet observation shows him that happiness, which he dis...

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For many of us, our first acquaintance with the Dalai Lama is through Richard Gere or Steven Seagal -- and these are men who haven't exactly made their careers as religious leaders.

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