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by Dalai Lama

Category: Buddhism
Subcategory: Religious books
Author: Dalai Lama
ISBN: 1573220256
ISBN13: 978-1573220255
Language: English
Publisher: Riverhead Press (August 2, 1999)
Pages: 320
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In this book, Ethics for the New Millennium, HH the Dalai Lama is the answer to the overly authoritarian and . 2. Ethics and the Individual - in which the Dalai Lama discusses how people can increase their compassion and thus their happiness in life.

In this book, Ethics for the New Millennium, HH the Dalai Lama is the answer to the overly authoritarian and the insipidly lax. In it, he answers the question that lazy, greedy, or selfish people inevitably ask: Why should I live an ethical life? To them, living ethically implies being taken advantage of by the less ethical. He says that to increase compassion, we should restrain those factors that inhibit compassion, and these factors are the source of unethical conduct.

In this book, Ethics for the New Millennium, HH the Dalai Lama is the answer to the overly authoritarian and . 1. The Foundation of Ethics - in which the Dalai Lama describes how we are all dependent on each other, from our dependency on our parents when we were children to the interconnectedness of the global society. He concludes by discussing the most important emotion that we can express: compassion. Compassion and ethical action leads to happiness.

In his book Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal .

In his book 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 Religion he elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way-a path to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life. Published By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

The Dalai Lama promises repeatedly that his book is concerned with ethics and spirituality rather than with Buddhist beliefs. Although there is a substantial treatment of the difficult Buddhist teaching of Dependent Origination, the Dalai Lama makes good on his word.

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The Dalai Lama begins by recognizing that religion is no longer providing an ethical compass for the majority of us, and . I love the way the Dalai Lama writes.

The Dalai Lama begins by recognizing that religion is no longer providing an ethical compass for the majority of us, and ends by recommending a world parliament of religions (just as some believe a world parliament of cultures is also needed to represents nations without states). At it's most fundamental, this easy to read and very practical book is about obeying the Golden Rule-or a variation of the physician's rule, "first do no harm. I did have to put the book down once in a while though to fully take in the implications of what the Dalai Lama has written.

So while as Dalai Lama I have a special responsibility to Tibetans, and as a monk I have a special responsibility toward furthering interreligious harmony, as a human being I have a much larger responsibility toward the whole human family - which indeed we all have. And since the majority does not practice religion, I am concerned to try to find a way to serve all humanity without appealing to religious faith.

The Dalai Lama, in this spiritually instructive and morally creative book, gently leads readers to envision . San Francisco Chronicle. Ethics for the New Millennium not only points to a valuable goal, it also urges us to take the first step in the direction of right action.

The Dalai Lama, in this spiritually instructive and morally creative book, gently leads readers to envision and strive to buil. new world wherein every sunrise promises increasing concord and peace. The Dalai Lama does not merely preach compassion–he is compassionate, and his book is a generous gift to a very needy world. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. As His Holiness himself says, very little in this book is original.

Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral. Ics Study Guide based on Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness

Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral. Ics Study Guide based on Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness. PDF versions o. THICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. his holiness the dalai lama ethics for a new millennium.

One of humanity's most respected figures presents a plan for a new human and social paradigm, arguing that humankind is not inherently sinful, and discussing how redirection in the perception of our fundamental natures can bring powerful and positive change. 50,000 first printing.
Comments to eBook Ethics for the New Millennium
Gna
As a few have noted this is NOT a book about religion although it is discussed occasionally and it is appropriate to the discussion of ethics. I must admit I wish I had read this book a long time ago. The Dalai Lama's points come across quite well which is probably, in part, thanks to a lot of skill and effort from the people that helped translate and edit. The wisdom he shares is here for the taking. A rare gift in a world that seems filled with more and more noise. His differentiation between religion and spirituality is well put. You don't have to be religious to be compassionate, ethical and honest. However, that may make you spiritual whether you know it or not. I do hope more people discover this book as I did. It could change your life; a little or a lot. It seems as relevant in 2014 as the day it was published and it probably will be for a long time to come.
Hatе&love
This is not the Dalai Lama at his intellectually most sophisticated. It's the Dalai Lama talking more informally about his approach to ethics. His, of course, is a buddhist approach, which I happen to think is the right one. He's a wise man, but this book is not going to convert skeptics. It's written almost as if he's talking informally to you over a cup of tea.
Shliffiana
Changes my life daily. After reading this book ten times, I don't read it through anymore, but rather open it up to a random page every day and it always has the ability to relate to something in my day and make me more empathetic of my frustrations and misunderstandings. Truly a valuable piece of literature, if that's your type of philosophical approach. I've given quite a few copies away as gifts or just in passing as it reads uniquely depending on your perspective, yet always finds a way to relate to your situations.
Jek
Though self-consciously idealistic and at times maddeningly general, this book is profoundly insightful. What makes this palatable is that the Dalai Lama concedes his Buddhist biases, and then offers a framework for approaching to the worlds' problems (all of them!) that is independent of religion. Noting the danger of religion reinforcing self-centered notions, he references the common ground found in all religions, "overcoming suffering through the practice of ethical discipline and cultivation of love and compassion," and advocates that we learn to reconcile our faith (or atheism) with the multiplicity of other possible faiths.

In the first of three sections, The Foundation of Ethics, he highlights some of the world's problems, and questions material wealth as a solution to happiness, noting that material things may in themselves cause anxiety, frustration, and discontent. Though the humor was completely unintentional, I laughed at his recounting of visiting the home of a wealthy family and noticing the stockpile of meds in a medicine cabinet that happened to be ajar.

The second section, Ethics and the Individual, functions sort of as a self-help book, though it's pretty insightful in a ways that sound obvious only once you've thought of it in the context of a given problem. For example, he notes that most people assume "discipline" is something that you impose against your will, but points out that "ethical discipline is something that we adopt voluntarily on the basis of full recognition of its benefits." Later, he cites Shantideva and the central truism of Bodhisattva- basically, if you're confronting a problem that is solveable, then you must learn to immediately find the means to act on it; if the problem has no solution, then it's best not to worry about it.

The final section, Ethics and Society, is by far the most ambitious, but also the most inspiring. The Dalai Lama notes that children in today's society are brought up to acquire knowledge, but not to learn compassion. The negative impact of this, he says, can be aggressive competitiveness toward peers, greed, and scorn for the less fortunate. Astutely, he attributes this to the historical separation of learning compassion outside of school in church- whereas today church has declined and schools haven't picked up the slack. Realistically, he suggests that schools address this gap by offering students substantial practice in ethical debate and non-violent conflict resolution. He suggests that "On seeing his parents wrangling, a child that had understood the value of dialogue would instinctively say, "Oh, no. That's not the way. You have to talk, to discuss things properly."

The Dalai Lama's biggest challenge is that he places on each individual some level of accountability for the corrupt leadership we so often blame for our problems. "When people possess healthy values, and where they practice ethical discipline in their own lives out of concern for others, the public officials produced by that society will quite naturally respect those same values." The easiest criticism of the Dalai Lama (and my own, before reading this book), is that he is too idealistic. His answer, which unfortunately isn't that well backed up, is that ideals are "the engine of progress", that it is a mistake to always try to be realistic in politics as history is full of examples of positive changes driven by idealism.
Yanki
Very few religious leaders speak deeply about ethics in a manner that allows people to think deeply as a result. Too many religious leaders are authoritarian in their edicts about morality or lax because gaining converts and their money is foremost on their minds. (Yeah, I'm a little cynical.)

In this book, Ethics for the New Millennium, HH the Dalai Lama is the answer to the overly authoritarian and the insipidly lax. In it, he answers the question that lazy, greedy, or selfish people inevitably ask: Why should I live an ethical life? To them, living ethically implies being taken advantage of by the less ethical. They're wrong. Living ethically leads to being happy. You don't, however, have to be stupid to live ethically.

This book is divided into three major sections:

1. The Foundation of Ethics - in which the Dalai Lama describes how we are all dependent on each other, from our dependency on our parents when we were children to the interconnectedness of the global society. He concludes by discussing the most important emotion that we can express: compassion. Compassion and ethical action leads to happiness.

2. Ethics and the Individual - in which the Dalai Lama discusses how people can increase their compassion and thus their happiness in life. He says that to increase compassion, we should restrain those factors that inhibit compassion, and these factors are the source of unethical conduct. Also, to increase compassion, we should encourage love, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility, and so on. Sounds good to me.

3. Ethics and Society - in which the Dalai Lama makes the natural extension of living an ethical life as an individual and lays out routes to help change the world. Because every act has a universal dimension, because all things are interconnected, ethical discipline, wholesome conduct, and careful discernment will lead to a better world.

I'm not a Pollyanna. I don't believe that the whole world will be better if I act ethically, but I know that I feel better when I follow the teachings of the Dalai Lama, and I like the effects on my family. I don't let people take advantage of me financially or personally, but that is a matter of respecting oneself. Extending the hand of compassion, however, makes one a better human being, and that makes you happy.

I'm putting this book back on my nightstand to read a little of, every night.

TK Kenyon
Author of Rabid: A Novel and Callous: A Novel
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