9781573220255

Ethics for the New Millennium

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  • ISBN13:

    9781573220255

  • ISBN10:

    1573220256

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-02
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

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Summary

The Dalai Lama bases his exquisitely argued cry for a new look at society on the radical notion that human beings are "originally pure" and presents a persuasive examination of human's fundamental natures.

Author Biography

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
I The Foundation of Ethics 1(78)
Modern Society and the Quest for Human Happiness
3(16)
No Magic, No Mystery
19(16)
Dependent Origination and the Nature of Reality
35(14)
Redefining the Goal
49(14)
The Supreme Emotion
63(16)
II Ethics and the Individual 79(80)
The Ethic of Restraint
81(20)
The Ethic of Virtue
101(22)
The Ethic of Compassion
123(10)
Ethics and Suffering
133(12)
The Need for Discernment
145(14)
III Ethics and Society 159
Universal Responsibility
161
Levels of Commitment
173
Ethics in Society
179
Peace and Disarmament
201
The Role of Religion in Modern Society
219
An Appeal
233

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