Our Thinker Thoughts continue with an excerpt from an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (July 6, 2017) entitled: “How to Be a Buddhist in Today’s World“, by The Dalai Lama.
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Today the world faces a crisis related to a lack of respect for spiritual principles and ethical values. Such values cannot be forced on society by legislation or by science, nor can fear inspire ethical conduct. Rather, people must have conviction in the worth of ethical principles so that they want to live ethically…
Religious values such as kindness, generosity and honesty get lost in the rush to make more money and have more and ‘better’ possessions. Many people’s minds are confused about what happiness is and how to create its causes.”