Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ethics for a Whole World

Beyond Religion;

Ethics for a Whole World 

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"We need to recognise two things. 

The first is that religion is not the only way to pursue a spiritual life. There are indeed ways of living the fulfilling and contented lives we all desire which do not require religious belief. 

The second is that in order to build a harmonious and peaceful world, we require more than just tolerance and understanding between the various religions. We also need mutual tolerance and understanding between believers (of whatever faith) and non-believers. Between those with religion and those without…. 

In my view, the most promising avenue is to be found in a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity." 

... The Dalai Lama

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