When the love of things takes precedence over all else then a society is in trouble. With materialism and consumerism running rampant it looks like we are in deep trouble. Our societies fixation on stuff as the means to happiness and fulfillment is almost perverse. Our souls yearn for meaningful and fun EXPEREINCES. They came here to play and grow — to live, love, laugh, and learn. The adoration of possesions over experiences, people, connection, and meaning makes no sense to our souls — for they know that you can't take any of the stuff with you — that all that comes with you is what was in your heart.
Ten years ago, in the best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. With Beyond Relgion, he returns to the conversation at his most outspoken, elaborating and deepening his vision for a nonreligious system of ethics – a path to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life. He makes a stirring appeal for a deep appreciation of our common humanity, offering us all a road map for improving human life on individual, community, and global levels.
In this elegant self-portrait, the world's most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. Ths book is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism – perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion or simply seeking a richer spiritual life. The Dalai Lama's riveting, deeply insightful meditations on life will resonate strongly everyone on the path.
An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, An Open Heart is the successor to the bestselling The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness.