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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.
Wonderful book. Got me to thinking that it would be of great benefit to mankind to teach ethics and peace as an ongoing course of study, required and on par with languages, math... Read morePublished 6 months ago by William Walz
I respect and admire the Dalai Lama and his way in life. The book, however valid and worthwhile, was a bit tedious and prolonged. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dwight Ott
Good information for any time in history. Easy to understand and inspiring to put into practice.Published 10 months ago by beverly b