In 1999 His Holiness The Dalai Lama published the bestselling Ancient Wisdom: Modern World, which addressed the question of ethics for the new millennium. A decade later, His Holiness enters the contemporary debate about religion vs atheism, and returns to the theme of ethics with a major new work: Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world.
In this thought-provoking new book he argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. Rather, focusing on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of any faith) and non-believers is the way forward. The way to achieve such an approach, he proposes, is through a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity. Aimed particularly at the general reader, Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world is a modern-day polemic which outlines those ethics he believes should be central to our lives.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 13 mm
"The most influential person in the world" * Time magazine *
"He draws crowds that no other spiritual leader or politican could hope to match...he seems to look at life in a different way to everyone else" * The Times *
"A man of great intelligence and charm...(the Dalai Lama) has become the lynch pin of hope for a great many people." * Professor Robert Thurman, author of Infinite Life *
"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." * Publishers Weekly *
"An impressive guide for teaching religious tolerance and respect to readers of all ages." * Kirkus *