His medicine isn't always easy to swallow, however, for it demands of the reader more than memorizing precepts or positing hypothetical dilemmas. The Nobel Peace laureate invites us to recognize certain basic facts of existence, such as the interdependence of all things, and from these to recalibrate our hearts and minds, to approach all of our actions in their light. Nothing short of an inner revolution will do. Basic work is required in nurturing our innate tendencies to compassion, tolerance, and generosity. And at the same time, "we need to think, think, think ... like a scientist," reasoning out the best ways to act from a principle of universal responsibility. Like a merging of the care and compassion of Jesus, the cool rationality of the Stoics, the moral program of Ben Franklin, and the psychology of William James, Ethics for the New Millennium is a plea for basic goodness, a blueprint for world peace. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Actually this book was the basis for a class I took and while an easy and great read, I found it explored avenues of thought that raised your consciousness to a deeper awareness. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth A. Burlock
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. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Greene
I was inspired by the Dalai Lama's words and guidance for the new millennium. Every business student should be required to read this book!Published 6 months ago by Christopher
I think most people will benefit from reading this book. Give it a try - you don't have much to lose, but have the potential to gain so much! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Boris Yakubchik
We would all find a way to a more peaceful world and more harmonious relationships by consistently following these precepts and examples.Published 9 months ago by David Raham
A new spiritual classic. Well written, and direct. The Dalai Lama takes a very broad-minded and tolerant view, seeing the inherent value in all religions, as well as the value of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael
The book was itself was in pretty decent shape but there was some crinkling of the book cover around the edges. I got what I paid for and I'm happy with it.Published 9 months ago by Nicole
The Dalai Lama provides wonderful points and insights as to what is really important in life! This book definitely makes you reflect on how you have been living your life.Published 13 months ago by Chassy!