By Dalai Lama XIV, Laurence Freeman, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Robert Kiely

ISBN-10: 0861711149

ISBN-13: 9780861711147

ISBN-10: 0861711386

ISBN-13: 9780861711383

For the 10th annual John major Seminar, the realm group for Christian Meditation introduced Christians and Buddhists jointly to adventure enlightened discussion among religions carried out with admire, reverence, and the enjoyment of friendship. From this amazing occasion comes an ancient first in publishing: the great middle. during this unparalleled publication, one of many world's such a lot loved religious academics, the Dalai Lama,

Christian Gospels, offering a different interpreting of those wide-spread resource of religion. delivering his Buddhist viewpoint at the Sermon at the Mount, the Beatitudes, the myth of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and different decisions, the Dalai Lama reveals many similarities among Christian and Buddhist teachings, in addition to a rare correspondence among the narratives and lives of Jesus and the Buddha.  Read more...

A want for concord --
Love your enemy --
The sermon at the mount: the beatitudes --
Equanimity --
The nation of God --
The transfiguration --
The undertaking --
Faith --
The resurrection.

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It is also accessible in the faith of the worshiping community, in the way we are present to each other, and in the reading of the Scriptures, which forms the first part of the sacramental rite. 37 The act of interpretation was sensed to be something far richer than a merely intellectual achieve­ ment. It was a work of wisdom. It led to insight. Insight is an experience of the truth that cannot be simply given to another person in the way that one may communicate ideas or beliefs. Insight is spontaneous and has the nature of a gift.

Takla and her team at the Office of Tibet in London have been exemplars of positive cooperation. Robert Kiely generously took on the whole task of editing the transcripts, which derived from the masterly recordings made by Peter Armstrong of WordPictures and Mark Schofield of our Community. Gregory Ryan’s transcription of the Seminar gave a clear and accurate record from which to work. Giovanni Felicioni, director of Medio Media, and Judith Longman, a friend and advisor of its work, gave valuable time and insights at all stages.

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