"A must read." -The Huffington Post "May the effort of this book be of benefit to the emergence of a genuine understanding between the world's great religions, and may it foster in us deep reverence toward each other." The Dalai Lama In perhaps his most important book, the Dalai Lama shares his hopeful yet realistic views on how humanity must ...
"A must read." -The Huffington Post "May the effort of this book be of benefit to the emergence of a genuine understanding between the world's great religions, and may it foster in us deep reverence toward each other." The Dalai Lama In perhaps his most important book, the Dalai Lama shares his hopeful yet realistic views on how humanity must step into the future. In our daily lives today no one is untouched by what happens in the rest of the world. New technology, environmental problems, economic gain and loss, nuclear weapons, and instant communication have all created unprecedented familiarity among the world's many cultures. With this historic development, the Dalai Lama understands that the essential task of humanity in the twenty-first century is to cultivate peaceful coexistence. Many believe in the inevitability of an escalating clash of civilizations . Peaceful coexistence has long been problematic between religions, and while previous conflicts over religious differences may have been significant and regrettable, they did not threaten the very survival of humanity. Now, when extremists can persuade followers with the immense emotional power of faith and have access to powerful technological resources, a single spark could ignite a powder keg of frightening proportions. Yet the Dalai Lama shows how the challenges of globalization can also move us in another direction, to a deeper plane where nations, cultures, and individuals connect through their shared human nature. All major religions confront the same perennial questions; each have distinct forms of expression. But this marvelous diversity of insight has the potential for inspiring dialogue which can enrich everyone s pursuit of wisdom. In "Toward a True Kinship of Faiths," the Dalai Lama also explores where differences between religions can be genuinely appreciated instead of becoming sources of conflict. Creating genuine harmony does"not" depend on accepting that all religions are fundamentally the same or that they lead to the same place. Many fear that recognizing the value of another faith is incompatible with having devotion to the truth of one s own. Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama shows how a sincere believer can, with integrity, be a pluralist in relation to other religions without compromising commitment to the essence of the doctrinal teachings of their own faith. An issue of central importance for the Dalai Lama personally and for the entire world in general, "Toward a True Kinship of Faiths" offers a hopeful yet realistic look at how humanity must step into the future. "
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My hat is off to the Dalai Lama for this thoroughly researched, masterfully written, and thoughtfully composed piece of literature.
He looked into the holy writings of most, if not all, of the world's major religions, and found a common thread among them upon which humanity can unite to produce a more peaceful, loving world of humans.
That common thread is simply compassion, sincerely practiced .
It is worth anyone's time to read this book. You will not forget everything you learned in doing so,...guaranteed.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-08-30 The Dalai Lama's personal stories of religious reconciliation are the best part about this audiobook, which weaves anecdotes about his conversations with some of the world's most impressive leaders alongside His Holiness's ideas about how we might engender peace among the world's religions. Although his compassion-based prescriptions for an end to religious violence may strike readers as naOve, the book is sweetly sincere, and actor Richard Gere brings a quiet sensitivity to the audio production. Gere's narration is sometimes inspired, and his gentle timbre and occasional flash of humor do much to capture the Dalai Lama's own style. The CD is enhanced by interstitial music of Buddhist monks chanting, which lends a peaceful feel. A Doubleday hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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