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56 Pages
Publication date: June 2015
Imprint: Benevento
Dalai Lama

Ethics Are More Important Than Religion

An Appeal by the Dalai Lama to the World

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»On some days I think it would be better if there were no religions. All religions and all scripture conceal the potential for violence. That is why we need secular ethics beyond all religions.« The Dalai Lama

In his appeal to the world, the Dalai Lama outlines a new form of secular ethics as the foundation of a peaceful century. The answer will come not from religions, but from people embracing ethics that surmounts differences.

A provocative and inspiring piece of writing by a humble and eminent man of our times.


»I don’t have any enemies, only people I haven’t met yet.«
The Dalai Lama

»The charismatic holy man does some plain talking in this best seller published by Benevento.«
Kronen Zeitung



Sample Translation


Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born in 1935 in Takster in Eastern Tibet. After the occupation of Tibet by China in 1959, he fled to India, from where he has since worked for the independence of his homeland. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.