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  • Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Martin Sheen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (652)

    The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.

    TEDDET says: "An Easy and Informative Listen"
    "Spiritual, NOT Religious, a blueprint for life"
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    If you could sum up Beyond Religion in three words, what would they be?

    Positive, soothing, progressive


    What did you like best about this story?

    It validated beliefs I've held & lived by, but wasn't articulate & organized enough to share with others in a way they could truly understand. What a blessing! Although I am not affiliated with any religious tradition, the Dalai Lama spoke directly to my heart, mind & soul. He was open, accepting, respectful & tolerant of all other belief systems, acknowledging the wisdom of traditions other than his own. He is truly one of the world's greatest treasures.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Sheen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I will say that Richard Gere would have been my choice as narrator, for both the quality of his voice & the his affiliation with Buddhism.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Beyond Religion?

    I will devote more time to training my mind & meditation.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to Beyond Religion, I have to join the Dalai Lama's hope that tenets of a moral, ethical, deliberate, examined life will be taught in schools to provide a positive example to impressionable children, without exposing them to religious dogma.I have been positively affected by this book, have recommended it to at least 10 of my friends, plan to listen to it again (probably again & again over the years until I achieve mastery) & will recommend it to everyone I know at any opportunity.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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