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Ethics for the new millennium by Dalai Lama

Ethics for the new millennium

Ethics for the new millennium by Dalai Lama
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May 01, 2001 | 256 Pages
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Praise

“Like any good teacher, he understands that ethical matters are individual matters, that an ethical society is only the sum of its ethical citizens. We must repair our own hearts and actions, then work with our family, our neighborhood, our city, our state and nation, and on to the interrelated world…This book offers help, instruction and inspiration along the way. Its lessons can, just maybe, change your life.” —The Washington Post

“Good stuff about having the right stuff… After the Me Generation and decades of cynicism, the Dalai Lama’s optimism and courage may be just what the twenty-first century needs.” The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Dalai Lama, in this spiritually instructive and morally creative book, gently leads readers to envision and strive to build… a new world wherein every sunrise promises increasing concord and peace.” —Los Angeles Times

“The Dalai Lama illustrates his argument with examples from his extraordinary life, showing the same humility and gentle self-deprecation that make him such a popular speaker and spiritual leader.” —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 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. But his message is so often neglected that it sounds very fresh indeed. Simple but not simplistic.” —Kirkus Reviews

“On paper… the Dalai Lama is a living incarnation of a Buddha, the hierarch of a government in exile, and a doctor in metaphysics. Yet the single most extraordinary thing about him may be simply his sturdy, unassuming humanity.” Pico Iyer

“Although claiming to be only a simple human being, he is  known the world over as a tireless worker for peace, a great spiritual teacher, and a man with a gift for conveying great truths in a manner accessible to all. His combination of genuine warmth, infectious sense of humor, penetrating intellect, and disarming humility have won him many friends and admirers throughout the world.” Senator Claiborne Pell

Awards

Books for a Better Life Book Award WINNER

Table Of Contents

Ethics for the New MilleniumPreface

I. The Foundation of Ethics
Chapter 1: Modern Society and the Quest for Human Happiness
Chapter 2: No Magic, No Mystery
Chapter 3: Dependent Origination and the Nature of Reality
Chapter 4: Redefining the Goal
Chapter 5: The Supreme Emotion

II. Ethics and the Individual
Chapter 6: The Ethic of Restraint
Chapter 7: The Ethic of Virtue
Chapter 8: The Ethic of Compassion
Chapter 9: Ethics and Suffering
Chapter 10: The Need for Discernment

III. Ethics and Society
Chapter 11: Universal Responsibility
Chapter 12: Levels of Commitment
Chapter 13: Ethics in Society
Chapter 14: Peace and Disarmament
Chapter 15: The Role of Religion in Modern Society
Chapter 16: An Appeal

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