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I love the Dalai Lama Every time I hear him in an interview I smile from ear to ear I can t help myself But I have read several of his books and each and every one was difficult to
Get Through I Listened To This Audio through I listened to this audio helps me actually finish books like these but I had a hard time focusing on what was being said My mind kept wandering every which way Funny thing since a lot of this was of course about meditation practice which is all about focusing the mind I had to laugh at myself many times through this because invariably he would be talking about focusing the mind while mine was happily off somewhere elseI would think Crap Stephanie he SAID FOCUSREWINDREWINDREWINDOH I GIVE UP THIS FOCUSRewindRewindRewindOh I ive up This on a secular approach to ethics by the Dalai Lama caught my eye when I was browsing the new books section of my library Acknowledging the shortcomings of religious approaches and the problems caused by the inherent conflicts of religion the Dalai Lama turns to humanist principles and calls for a secular approach to ethics In the later chapters he addresses the overlap between secular humanism and Buddhist principles a topic that has long been of interest to meThis is a very Felicity Jones Rendezvous Jones Sisters 2 good book and I completely endorse the subject manner and approach So All my life I have been told by religious people that religion is necessary for morality I have never believed this mostly because my own parents were every bit as moral as they were secularAlsorowing up I absorbed the enlightened civic faith of the Founding Fathers of the USA in the ability of a body of citizens to Kampfraum Arnheim govern itself without being ruled by a set of religious doctrines All that was needed was the right framework laws and a willingness to work for the commonood of allBut this seems to me to be less and less understood in the US anyway Maybe it just seems that way because I live in the hyper religious South It has recently seemed less and less likely that anyone be very effective in advancing the cause of the same kind of common sense approach to religion and morals that our Founding Fathers tookEnter The Dalai Lama In simple and engaging language he When Jesus Became God goes beyond my fondest hopes by articulating a case for if not the superiority of secular ethics then at least its existence as a phenomenon that pre exists religion He bases his notion of secular ethics on a spirituality that comes from our innate human nature as beings with a natural disposition toward compassion kindness and caring for others Secular ethics are the water into which are intermixed the tea leaves of religionIn its first section the book elaborates on this uite simple notion The second section is a beginner suide to the strengthening of one s sense of secular ethics through self awareness exercises that draw heavily on the Buddhist meditative traditionMaybe it s easier for a Buddhist as a non theist to think in secular terms Perhaps but the Dalai Lama emphasizes the distinction between religious metaphysical beliefs and secular ones Buddhism s metaphysical notions are very important to the nature of that religion yet they do not prevent the Dalai Lama from recognizing secular values as values that everyone shares regardless of the nature of our religious beliefs I agree with the Dalai Lama that only if the world s people succeed in finding common Captured By Fate Max Amp Kate 1 ground Beyond Religion is there a chance of working together for any kind of a sane future I wondered what he wasoing to suggest and found myself reading with interest He describes compassion the foundation of secular ethics in detail what it is and isn t eg it isn t meekness He shows why the practice of compassion and restraint is necessary for a sustainable environment stable Illuminae The Illuminae Files 1 governments as well as personal well being and why such efforts must be undertaken outside of religion to succeedlobally Training our minds not to wallow in destructive emotions like anger and reed is not that mysterio. An unprecedented event a beloved world religious leader proposes a way to lead an ethical happy and spiritual life beyond religion and offers a program of mental training for cultivating key human valuesTen 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 princi. .
Dalai Lama XIV Ý 4 ReadRonment With a focus materialism and knowledge of things individuals lose sight of meaning Religion has traditionally been a way of attempting to meet these issues But religion has become difficult or impossible for many people due to the commitment to a scientific outlook and due as well to the sheer variety of religions with their competing and apparently inconsistent claims The Dalai Lama s book is not written to dissuade any person from their faith Rather the book is addressed to those without religious faith and without judging them to show the possibility of a universal secular based ethicsThe Dalai Lama has undertaken a challenging task and he performs it well in this book The chief insight in the Dalai Lama s approach is that beneath all the differences among people and the differences in identity we are all human beings with the same wants and fundamental needs as human beings We share a common humanity A secular ethics identifies and builds on the factors in our common humanity assisted to a degree by the sciences Thus the Dalai Lama finds that all human beings want to by happy and need on another He builds an ethics on the need for a compassion for all persons and develops how in his view compassion leads to ualities including justice forgiveness and understanding He finds a secular ethics has much to teach both to individual human relationships and to political and international uestionsThe Dalai Lama s vision of secular ethics is developed in the first part of the book A New Vision of Secular Ethics while the second part Educating the Heart Through Training the Mind offers uides for increasing one s ability for ethical behavior These uides focus on understanding one s emotions on controlling emotions such as anger and envy deemed destructive and on developing positive emotions such as contentment self discipline and Generosity The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama meditation techniues derived from the Buddhist tradition Still the practice of these techniues to the extent presented in this book do not presuppose a commitment to Buddhism or any other religion Some forms of meditation are widely practiced and their introduction does not change this book s secular characterThis is a thoughtful moving book Some readers may uestion whether the Dalai Lama s ethics follows fully from the secular commitments from which he starts or alternatively whether there somehow is an unstated religious or metaphysical position lurking in the presentation In addition those holding to a secular worldview may disagree on proper behavior and fight just as adherents of competing religions sometimes do These uestions are important but secondary The teachings of this book are demanding and difficult The Dalai Lama talks persuasively about the importance of ethics and of self reflection and compassion Most importantly he reminds the reader of our shared common humanity Much is to be learned from the oals of the Dalai Lama s book and from the simplicity of its presentationRobin Friedman This book is part of a larger movement by progressive religious leaders one that makes the argument for ethics outside of the constructs of religious teachings I really appreciated the time the Dalai Lama spent defining secular a term which all too often has a negative connotation His reasoning and practical approach to implementation was intriguing While Humanist principles assert ethics and morality without religion I m left to wonder how accepting the larger religious community would be to the concept Ultimately does the why really matter if we re working to the same end A breath of fresh air I should not have raced through this at double time on Audible I should have absorbed and will need to revisit the book His emphasis on compassion as a fundamental attribute of a Gantz 32 goodlobal society was particularly powerful Also his emphasis on personal responsibility and control over one s sel. L for what he calls a “third way” a path to an ethical and happy life and to a lobal human community based on understanding and mutual respect Beyond Religion is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama a blueprint for all those who may choose not to identify with a religious tradition yet still yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better wor. .
Us it can be done by anyone willing to persevere He ives convincing motivations and detailed practices to use in taking up this work He comments on research showing that accumulating wealth beyond basic comfort does not bring happiness and points out that war is now outdated and illogical Schools must be urged to Waiting For It give students training in how to develop patience and compassion this is not being provided to most children by religion as it was in the past Compassion training in fact is far important than many of the subjects currently taughtWithout explicitly saying so he conveys a view I ve long held peace and environmental responsibility will have to come from the people because our leaders will not lead I especially appreciated his upbeat attitude humans have practiced cooperation for centuries we know how to do this we CAN do this Let us all old and young he writes in closingstrive together with vision with courage and with optimism The Dalai Lama conveys a strong sense of possibility to turn things around I hope this latest book of his will attract a wide readership This book is worth reading for me The author explains uite difficult concepts by using simple and easy expressions in order to help normal people understand better Come to think of this book It seems that wise men put their values into entire humanity beyond narrow perspectives which is pretty challenging to me I am a Goodreads First Reads winner of this book This is areat book for anyone interested in philosophy who wants a book as entertaining as it is intellectually challenging Each new concept is backed up with anecdotes from the Dalai Lama s life told half jokingly in a way that doesn t fly over your head I finished the book several hours ago and I m still thinking About Everything His Holiness Said About Our Common Humanity And everything His Holiness said about our common humanity and place ethics has in society Thank you for the Contemporary Engineering Economics great read The Dalai Lama And Secular EthicsThe many books written by the Dalai Lama can be divided into tworoups In the first the Dalai Lama writes specifically about the teachings and practices of Buddhism particularly his own Tibetan Buddhism In the second roup the Dalai Lama takes a broader approach and writes on a range of subjects such as ethics happiness and the scientific worldview that are not specifically tied to Buddhism or to any particular faith religion Both roups of books are marked by accessibility and openness The Dalai faith religion Both roups of books are marked by accessibility and openness The Dalai in fact discourages Westerners from conversion to Buddhism and advises them instead to practice within their own traditions to the extent that is an option for them Still his teachings about Buddhist and about broader subjects is enlightening and humblingThe Dalai Lama s Beyond Religion Ethics for a Whole World 2011 lies within The Second Group Of His second roup of his Without iving up in any way his own religious convictions the Dalai Lama writes to show the nature and possibility of ethics without a commitment to any specific religion or to a religious worldview In other words the book separates ethics and religion Many books have been written taking various perspectives on the difficult uestion of the relationship between religion and ethics The issue is also addressed in two of the Dalai Lama s earlier books to which he refers in this one Ethics for the New Millennium 2001 and Towards a True Kinship of Faiths 2011 With its provocative title Beyond Religion offers the Dalai Lama s fullest treatment of secular ethicsThe most challenging and important part of this book is the Dalai Lama s discussion of the need for ethics and for an ethics not tied to religious belief He finds that increasingly in the modern world scientific and technological ability has outpaced human interior rowth with the result that individuals and The Cottage At Bantry Bay groups are increasingly discontented unhappy and belligerent in spite of the vast increase in human ability to control and understand the external envi. Ples 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 ethics for our shared world one thatives full respect to religion With the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority the Dalai Lama makes a stirring appea.