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The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus By Dalai Lama XIV Robert Kiely Dom Laurence Freeman,

  • Title: The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Robert Kiely Dom Laurence Freeman
  • ISBN: 9780861711383
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this landmark book of interfaith dialogue, the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well known passages from the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and others Drawing parallels between Jesus and the Buddha and the rich traditions fromIn this landmark book of interfaith dialogue, the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well known passages from the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and others Drawing parallels between Jesus and the Buddha and the rich traditions from which they hail His Holiness delivers a profound affirmation of the sacred in all religions Readers will be inspired by the Dalai Lama s discussion of the endless merits of each tradition and uplifted by the common humanity between them.
    The Good Heart A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus In this landmark book of interfaith dialogue the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus commenting on well known passages from the four Christian Gospels

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    1. This book provides an insight into the thinking of the Dalai Lama when he spoke at the 1994 John Main Seminar where he read and reflected upon selections from the Gospels The major point that stays with me is that every individual seeks some spiritual guidance and that while there may be some similarities in religions, the differences are important to maintain so people have choices A few of my favorite quotes are as follows p 80 It is also crucial to recognize that both spiritual traditions sha [...]

    2. An intelligent and spirited debate, that respects both Buddhism and Christianity while being steadfast and honest about their differences A perfect model of interfaith communication, something that is desperately needed.

    3. An interesting and informative book This is a transcript of the Dalai Lama giving commentary on excerpts of key Gospel passages from the New Testament Sermon on the Mount, the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, etc from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective to a group of contemplative Christians The event also included silent meditation, chanting, and QA I learned a lot about both traditions and came away with a better appreciation for the value of sincere religious dialogue.

    4. The premise for this book is fantastic Talk His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, into speaking before a Christian audience in Middlesex University, London Call it The Good Heart, emphasizing the humanitarian aspects of both Christianity and Buddhism Give him eight passages of Gospel scripture to read in preparation for the seminar, and hear what he has to say.The eight chosen passages are Matthew 5 38 48, Love Your EnemyMatthew 5 1 10, The BeatitudesMark 3 31 35, EquanimityMark 4 36 24, The Kingdom of [...]

    5. I need to read because of this Norway said on Friday 25.04.2014 that its government would not meet the Dalai Lama during his visit to Oslo in May, in a controversial decision aimed at warming up icy relations with China 28.04.2014 Oslo lawyer has slammed Norway s government for its capitulation to China over the Dalai Lama My attitude is that it is a capitulation to China not to meet a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner when he comes to Norway The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual [...]

    6. The fascinating thing about this book is that it touches on one of the aspects of wisdom, empathetic understanding of another engendering multiple simultaneous perspectives and respect.The story is a simple one A group of Christian meditators with contacts with Tibetan Buddhists invites the Dali Lama to discuss the Christian gospels This is an unusual request, as the Dali Lama has not been exposed to them very much So a group of passages such as the sermon on the mount are chosen, translated to [...]

    7. The Dalai Lama was asked to be the main speaker at a conference of The World Community for Christian Meditation and to comment on eight passages from the Gospels They meditated together each day before looking at the scriptures I learned a lot about Buddhism, and saw what the 2 traditions have in common and where they differ The Dalai Lama was willing to engage in some conversations and not others where he knew the disagreement was too great to make dialog profitable Yet his attitude toward thes [...]

    8. This book is a discussion with the Dalai Lama and Christian Catholic priests and teachers I loved the comparisons between Buddhism and Christianity and the commonality found in the teachings Truth is truth, no matter where it is found.

    9. Ch a, 27 May 2015The Good HeartHis Holiness the Dalai LamaWisdom Publications 1996I liked a lot the text because it shows how an inter religious dialogue happens The experience happens because of several reasons First of all there is mutual trust and even some degree of admiration among the participants, most of them Christians and Buddhists All of them meditating, reflecting and praying They had different traditions and beliefs and there was mutual respect Coming from different origins, they we [...]

    10. This was a comfortable read, and really just made me realize how much I enjoy reading about religion Not because I am religious myself, but because there is something comforting reading about individuals at such peace in their beliefs This book made me wish for tolerance between religions, and even hopeful that this could be possible, based on this inclusive and open minded gathering of buddhists and Christians This book is essentially a documentation of a seminar featuring the Dalai Lama, who [...]

    11. This book, like any book read, but especially those of a spiritual nature, will carry different meanings for the reader.I can share similar thoughts to others who mention that this book provides an excellent model for interfaith communication as the Dalai Lama reads 8 different passages from the gospels, shares his perspective on these passages, and enters discussion with the other Christians who are present.As for my key personal takeaways from this book I m not sure if it was explicitly mentio [...]

    12. I felt that I gained some understanding of Buddhism seeing 5 readings from the Gospels being experienced by the Dalai Lama Much of the book was basically a transcript of a seminar I believe that actually being present at the seminar would have been much enlightening I think it is impossible to get the dynamic of spiritual connection that would have happened with these diverse people meditating together in silence and then listening deeply Reading what was said was pretty much a let down for me [...]

    13. The source material for this book is a pretty good dialogue and certainly credible and unique However this book is pretty much just a transcript for a seminar I would have rather just listened to the podcast or watched it on youtube Nonetheless its a short passable read.

    14. Important reading for Christians and Buddhists His Holiness captures the essence of Christian faith and reflects it back to Christians in a compassionate, intelligent, and mature way In some ways, he makes the Christian take responsibility for his religion, to inquire into it, to explore nature of Christian teachings and to commit fully to it He clarifies the Buddhist perspective on spiritual matters, making the book a useful reference guide for students of Buddhism I have some concerns about L [...]

    15. History did not permit the early followers of Jesus 1st century CE to mingle with the early followers of the Buddha 5th century BCE , but the Dalai Lama XIV of Tibet sees as similarities in the teachings of the two The Kingdom of God Mark 4 26 34 , a refuge for believers, may be related to Buddhists refuge in the Three Jewels the Buddha, Dharma teachings , and Sangha community , although Buddhists, emphasize a sense of personal responsibility rather than a dependence on a transcendent being The [...]

    16. The New Age mumble of a pop queen regarding a barbaric text Well, you lose something, you polish other parts, enough to please the most.

    17. I really enjoyed this book Not only did I get to see the Bible from a Buddhist perspective, I also got to see that even devoted Christians are beginning to be open minded in interpretation In reading this book, I began to realize just how much the individual churches have influenced my opinion of Christianity in general I realize I have been a bit closed off to the idea of embracing Christianity in any form I found it interesting that the Dalai Lama kept emphasizing that he didn t think anyone [...]

    18. I gave this book 2 stars because I wanted from it This book is basically the transcript of the John Main Seminar in 1994 when the Dalai Lama attended and commented on select Gospel passages in conversation with other seminar participants The book also includes an extensive a introduction, glossary, and two sections giving background on Buddhism and Christianity Because this book is based on an event where meditation was a key part I think the book can only communicate so much It intrigued me an [...]

    19. I would not know where to start from It has so many aspects and it made me think about so many things If you ever feel good about yourself, just read this book and you will understand how far along are you on the way to being good And yet, despite this, I was happy to read it, to get a chance of questioning myself and my actions and my attitudes from a religious point of view.I have the deepest consideration for Dalai Lama with respect to everything his peaceful combat, his compassion and his wi [...]

    20. In 1994 the John Main Seminar The World Community for Christian Meditation invited The Dalai Lama to join with them, to read and teach selected passages from the four Gospels I enjoyed studying these passages from a slightly different perspective The Dalai Lama was very gracious and careful to explain the parallel he saw between Buddhism and Christianity He was equally careful to explain the differences and why those difference can be good I m finding that I m comfortable with most Buddhist idea [...]

    21. An enlightening read The Dalai Lama has a pretty good grasp of the spiritual lessons to be had from the Gospels, even though he is not a Christian and does not know a lot about Christianity In spite of the large differences in theology between Buddhism and Christianity, some of the spiritual principles are extremely similar In fact, certain spiritual principals dealing with things like compassion and love are universal, to some extent, and are prominent in the teachings of all the major religion [...]

    22. My friend gave this to me for Christmas She knows my love for Christianity and Buddhism too well The Dalai Lama is one of my heroes, and reading his take on Christian principles was incredible My favorite parts were the discussion of the seed of perfection, which I likened to the light of Christ, and the very last line of the book, which alluded to my favorite quote in the world, which is also by the Dalai Lama.

    23. This book had very interesting points to ponder, but it wasn t the catalyst for any revelations, at least for me I always enjoy hearing or reading, in this case what the Dalai Lama has to offer, so I was particularly interested in reading this book to learn his interpretations of the Bible readings His insightful interpretations didn t disappoint, however it wasn t a quick read as there were many points to digest I wouldn t call this light reading.

    24. This book was interesting, but not really what I expected.The Good Heart was a conference for Christians, and they invited the Dalai Lhama to come speak on certain passages from the Bible I m not sure what I was looking for it was kinda like they were trying to print the feeling they had at this conference, and it just didn t work.

    25. An interesting premise The Dalai Lama was invited to comment on passages from the Gospels, with a group of Christian meditators While interesting, I found the format of the book to be repetitive, with a lot of extraneous commentary.I did find the small portion of the book which actually contained the Dalai Lama s comments very interesting.

    26. I was a little disappointed with this book I was hoping for some creative readings of the Gospel texts in question, but all too often and understandably so the reflections were simply pointing out similar ideas in Buddhist writings The most helpful take always for me were the discussions on the possibilities and limitations of interfaith dialogue.

    27. Thanks to a great friend that re discovered this book for me Go Abigail I lent this out 12yrs ago and it never came back Amazing insight The dignity and respective that the Dalai Lama gives the text is evidence of his great openness and compassion I hope Christians can read this with the same openness he demonstrates.

    28. Although the bridge work of two different traditions was for me, a bit daunting at times, the love and compassion herein at the conference with Christian mystics and the Dalai Lama is wonderful The in depth perspectives on scripture, culture, and spiritual practice is enlightening.

    29. I loved this book I gained new understanding from reading the Dalai Lama s perspective on these scriptures, and I also found much truth and beauty in the introduction and other commentary in the book.

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