Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium by The Dalai Lama

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium

byThe Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2010

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At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives?
Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling.
With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents.

Title:Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New MillenniumFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Book GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748116540

ISBN - 13:9780748116546

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Own Mad at your boss, irritated by traffic, frustrated in general? Whenever I feel down I open this book to a page at random, and am always met with a simple, elegant reality check. A must read, again and again.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ethics for a New Millenium As a Buddhist and fan of H.H. Gyalwa Rinpoche Tenzin Gyatso (the Dalai Lama), I have always been impressed by the clarity of His ideas and the eloquence of His words. In "Ethics...", He surpasses Himself. Here He writes, not as a Buddhist, or Tibetan, but as one human to another. The ideas He expresses are simple and straightforward. And very true as experience shows. A must-read for EVERYONE: parents, "seekers of truth", politicians, kids...
Date published: 2000-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from answers to true contentment In a world of empty and superficial expeditions to contentment,The Dalai Lama demonstrates how to remove the obstacles and rejoice in life through ancient wisdom. The best self improvement book I ever read.
Date published: 2000-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Happiness Although the Dalai Lama's English is imperfect, he communicates his message admirably. What he proposes is a simple, non-denominational form of ethics. Happiness comes from the adoption and application of these ethics. While I was reading this book, I was also reading Mark Kingwell's "Better Living." It was interesting to find that this hot local philosophy prof comes to basically the same conclusions that the Dalai Lama does. Only Kingwell wanders a lot and takes a lot longer to say what he has to say. He could learn something about focus and the economy gained by rewriting from the Dalai Lama.
Date published: 2000-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ethics = Individual happiness, world peace Arising from Buddhist philosophy and experience, the Dalai Lama offers methods for individual and social well being intended for the non-religious. This is accomplised in by succint and explicit argument, and by appeal to the good qualities that we all share as human beings. The Dalai Lama prescribes an inner developement of awareness of the interdependent nature of our experience of the world. This is a basis for a change of heart which naturally produces ethical conduct as we relate with others in our world. A stimulating quality of this book is the mixture of common sense and intellectual rigor. I am buying several to give to family and friends.
Date published: 2000-03-25