In 1999 His Holiness The Dalai Lama published the bestselling "Ancient Wisdom: Modern World", which addressed the question of ethics for the new millennium.
A decade later, His Holiness enters the contemporary debate about religion vs atheism, and returns to the theme of ethics with a major new work: "Beyond Religion: Ethics For A Whole World".
In this thought-provoking new book he argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life.
Rather, focusing on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of any faith) and non-believers is the way forward.
The way to achieve such an approach, he proposes, is through a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity.
Aimed particularly at the general reader, "Beyond Religion: Ethics For A Whole World" is a modern-day polemic which outlines those ethics he believes should be central to our lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/01/2013
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9781846043109