The Wisdom of Tolerance

Author: Daisakui Ikeda,Abdurrahman Wahid

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784530913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 6427


What do Buddhism and Islam have in common? And what positive characteristics might Buddhist Japan and Muslim Indonesia be able to offer one another? In this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion, distinguished representatives from each country demonstrate that meaningful dialogue between religions and cultures begins with a one-to-one conversation between individuals. Addressing the similarities of their nations as island peoples, with a shared history of trade and cultural exchange, Abdurrahman Wahid and Daisaku Ikeda agree that the aim of dialogue, like that of Buddhism and Islam alike, is fundamentally the goal of peace. Both thinkers draw on their respective traditions, and especially the lives of the Buddha and the Prophet Muhammad, to show that harmony springs from an attitude of tolerance and non-violence, which is where true courage resides. Whether masterfully expounding the teachings of Nichiren, or indicating that a true understanding of jihad is not about religious war but about communicating the truth of Allah, the discussants mutually transform our understandings of value, pluralism and amity.

The Humanist Principle

On Compassion and Tolerance

Author: Felix Unger,Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786721554

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 4835


What is the nature of tolerance? Can it be engendered by religion? And how might different cultural traditions, whether religious or secular, assist in promulgating the vital principle of humanistic dialogue and benevolence? These are some of the urgent questions posed by this stimulating and wide-ranging new colloquy. Bringing together a wealth of wisdom and experience in medical science and in Buddhist thought and ethics, the discussants together address issues of vital current concern. They ask, for example, to what degree science and religion, as well as other fields of learning, may find common ground. They examine the pitfalls, as well as the opportunities, posed by genetic engineering. They examine the need for science to develop a proper ethical dimension, particularly in relation to weapons of war, if it is to realize its true potential. Exhibiting everywhere a sensitive humanity, as well as a deep respect for their different backgrounds, the participants exemplify in these civilized exchanges a mutual passion for developing dialogue as a profound and practical way of cultivating both toleration and peace.

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972326759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 7767


With brief, easily absorbed wisdom from the precepts of Nichiren, a 13th-century Buddhist priest, this collection of day-to-day musings can be enjoyed by casual readers and devoted followers alike. Covering a wide span of topics—from life and death to courage and winning—the practical information and encouragement are ideal for those seeking to find a deeper understanding of this ancient philosophy.

Truth and Tolerance

Christian Belief and World Religions

Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681496062

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 5037


Is truth knowable? If we know the truth, must we hide it in the name of tolerance? Cardinal Ratzinger engages the problem of truth, tolerance, religion and culture in the modern world. Describing the vast array of world religions, Ratzinger embraces the difficult challenge of meeting diverse understandings of spiritual truth while defending the Catholic teaching of salvation through Jesus Christ. "But what if it is true?" is the question that he poses to cultures that decry the Christian position on man's redemption. Upholding the notion of religious truth while asserting the right of religious freedom, Cardinal Ratzinger outlines the timeless teaching of the Magisterium in language that resonates with our embattled culture. A work of extreme sensitivity, understanding, and spiritual maturity, this book is an invaluable asset to those who struggle to hear the voice of truth in the modern religious world. "Beyond all particular questions, the real problem lies in the question about truth. Can truth be recognized? Or, is the question about truth simply inappropriate in the realm of religion and belief? But what meaning does belief then have, what positive meaning does religion have, if it cannot be connected with truth?" —Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger From the Preface

Wisdom from a Rainforest

The Spiritual Journey of an Anthropologist

Author: Stuart A. Schlegel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349585

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8578


In the early sixties, Stuart Schlegel went into a remote rainforest on the Philippine island of Mindanao as an anthropologist in search of material. What he found was a group of people whose tolerant, gentle way of life would transform his own values and beliefs profoundly. Wisdom from a Rainforest is Schlegel's testament to his experience and to the Teduray people of Figel, from whom he learned such vital, lasting lessons. Schlegel's lively ethnography of the Teduray portrays how their behavior and traditions revolved around kindness and compassion for humans, animals, and the spirits sharing their worlds. Schlegel describes the Teduray's remarkable legal system and their strong story-telling tradition, their elaborate cosmology, and their ritual celebrations. At the same time, Schlegel recounts his own transformation—how his worldview as a member of an advanced, civilized society was shaken to the core by a so-called primitive people. He begins to realize how culturally determined his own values are and to see with great clarity how much the Teduray can teach him about gender equality, tolerance for difference, generosity, and cooperation. By turns funny, tender, and gripping, Wisdom from a Rainforest honors the Teduray's legacy and helps us see how much we can learn from a way of life so different from our own.

Beyond Tolerance

How People Across America Are Building Bridges Between Faiths

Author: Gustav Niebuhr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440630089

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 546


At a time when religious conflict and violence seem to dominate the media, distinguished religion journalist Gustav Niebuhr set off across America to find people who are building, not burning, the bridges between faiths. As he travels across the country-from Queens and Baltimore to Louisville and Los Angeles-he finds Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Muslims, and Episcopalians reaching out to one another to find common ground between their faiths. This insightful and deeply felt exploration of the nature of community and religion is a tribute to their efforts and a boost of much-needed optimism that reminds all Americans of their common goals, no matter their faith.

A Spirit of Tolerance

The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar

Author: Amadou Hampaté Bâ

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 1030


The story of remarkable individuals should belong to the world, as well as to a specific time and place. In a world where religious faiths are often at odds with each other, the story of Tierno Bokar should be shared.

The Intolerance of Tolerance

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802831702

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 3775


The author uses anecdotes and quotes to help illustrate his argument that tolerance has gone beyond simply putting up with another's differences and still disagreeing with him or her and instead now has more to do with completely refraining from saying others are wrong, in a book that offers the author's personal Christian perspective on the issue.

The Way of Youth

Buddhist Common Sense for Handling Life's Questions

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 1938252071

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1873


Daisaku Ikeda, who offers spiritual leadership to 12 million Soka Gakkai Buddhists throughout the world, responds to the complicated issues facing American young people in a straightforward question-and-answer format. He addresses topics that include building individual character, the purpose of hard work and perseverance, family and relationships, tolerance, and preservation of the environment. Written from a Buddhist perspective, this collection of answers to life’s questions offers timeless wisdom to people of all faiths.

On Tolerance

A Defence of Moral Independence

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441132643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 7796


Outwardly, we live in an era that appears more open-minded, non-judgemental and tolerant than in any time in human history. The very term intolerant invokes moral condemnation. We are constantly reminded to understand the importance of respecting different cultures and diversities. In this pugnacious new book, Frank Furedi argues that despite the democratisation of public life and the expansion of freedom, society is dominated by a culture that not only tolerates but often encourages intolerance. Often the intolerance is directed at people who refuse to accept the conventional wisdom and who are stigmatised as 'deniers'. Frequently intolerance comes into its own in clashes over cultural values and lifestyles. People are condemned for the food they eat, how they parent and for wearing religious symbols in public. This book challenges the 'quiet mood of tolerance' towards morally stigmatised forms of behaviour. The author examines recent forms of 'unacceptable behaviour'. It will tease out the real motives and drivers of intolerance.

Wisdom for the Soul

Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Author: Larry Chang

Publisher: Gnosophia Publishers

ISBN: 0977339106

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 817

View: 7526


There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.

Wisdom to Know the Difference

Core Issues in Relationships, Recovery and Living

Author: Charles L. Whitfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935827108

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 338

View: 9783


Wisdom to Know the Difference. This book addresses in detail these common Core Issues in Relationships, Recovery and Living, how they come about and choices and solutions to use them to your advantage, heal and experience peace. Needing to be in control Diculty trusting Diculty being real How to handle feelings Low self-esteem (shame) Dependence versus Independence Fear of abandonment All-or-none thinking and behaving High tolerance for inappropriate behavior Over-responsibility for others Neglecting my own needs Grieving my ungrieved hurts, losses and traumas Diculty resolving conict Diculty giving and receiving love Based on over 35-years of clinical experience assisting people with addictions, trauma survivors and people with various problems in living, Dr. Whiteld describes how to identify and handle each core issue. Dr. Whitfield lives and practices in Atlanta, GA. He has been voted by his peers, since 1993, as one of the Best Doctors in America, and has been a guest researcher and consultant at the CDC since 1998.

The Wisdom of the Elders

Author: Robert Fleming

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0307561224

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 7184


"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go." --James Baldwin In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds us, African Americans have been blessed with a precious legacy of wisdom, gained through long hard years of struggle by those who have gone before. Wisdom is the most hallowed gift born of experience and endurance. The life-affirming guidance in The Wisdom of the Elders has been gleaned from this bountiful harvest and includes some of the most electrifying and deeply moving writings and speeches ever produced. Here are the unedited works of such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Elijah Muhammad, Lorraine Hansberry, Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Adam Clayton Powell, Mary McLeod Bethune, Marcus Garvey, Barbara Jordan, Paul Robeson, Jean Toomer, and many others. The elders' empowering messages and Robert Fleming's interpretations offer us mother wit, cultural truths, and spiritual sustenance. These words challenge and inspire us to build on the best of our past, to insure our future. From the Hardcover edition.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

A Dialogue

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737067

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9382


In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

For the Sake of Peace

Seven Paths to Global Harmony, a Buddhist Perspective

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967469720

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 8502


Based on 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations, this book addresses the issue of peace from the Buddhist perspective of compassion, interconnectedness of all life, and absolute respect for human life. Informed by the teachings of Nichiren, the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher and reformer, this book considers peace from various angles, including economics, the environment, disarmament, religion, and culture. Asserting that nothing is more precious than peace, this guide affirms that through self-mastery, dialogue, and belief in the sovereignty of the people, the world may come to know a peaceful existence.

The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

Author: Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611802997

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 6785


2017 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST - CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LIFE AND PRACTICE A deeply affirming exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown--with meditations and exercises that can help transform the fear and uncertainty of "not knowing" into a sense of openness, curiosity, and bravery. For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and at other times it can be a starting point for transformation, creativity, and growth. The unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions, and it is also the nexus of contemporary psychotherapeutic thought and practice and a key element in all personal growth and healing. In The Wisdom of Not Knowing, psychotherapist Estelle Frankel shows us that our psychological, emotional, and spiritual health is radically influenced by how comfortable we are at navigating the unknown and uncertain dimensions of our lives. Drawing on insights from Kabbalah, depth psychology, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and ancient myth, Frankel explores how we can grow our souls by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. She also includes case studies of individuals who have grappled with their fears of the unknown and, as a result, have come out wiser, stronger, and more resilient. Each chapter includes experiential exercises and/or meditations for befriending the unknown. These exercises help convey how we must be willing to "not know" in order to gain knowledge and be able to bear uncertainty so we can be free to enjoy a healthy sense of adventure and curiosity.

The Beauty of Intolerance

Setting a generation free to know truth and love

Author: Josh McDowell,Sean McDowell

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 085721764X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 7193


Today’s message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: “If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!” it’s no wonder our youth are confused. The Beauty of Intolerance—brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell—cuts through the confusion and points readers back to the place where the only truth resides...Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, the McDowells will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of Christlike compassion.

The Wisdom of Finance

Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return

Author: Mihir Desai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788160056

Category: Finance

Page: 240

View: 6076


Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017Finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility?Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai takes up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With deft wit, he draws upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain finance's inner workings. Through this creative approach, he shows that outsiders can easily access the underlying ideas and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core values of their profession. This combination of finance and the humanities creates unusual and illuminating pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks' The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives: bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships.The Wisdom of Finance is a wholly unique book, offering an enlivening new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions.

Simple, Not Easy

Reflections on Community, Social Responsibility and Tolerance

Author: Terrence J. Roberts

Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub


Category: History

Page: 191

View: 2288


Key speeches and public addresses by the noted African-American psychologist and educator reflect the Congressional Gold Medal winner's core values and concerns on such topics as ethics, racism, community, family, education, and the personal impact of being one of the Little Rock Nine in 1957.

The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Author: Dalai Lama,Victor Chan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9321


The extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living. From the Trade Paperback edition.