The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (英語) ペーパーバック – 2016/3/22
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This landmark of interfaith dialogue will inspire readers of all faiths.
In The Good Heart, The Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus. His Holiness comments 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 — the Dalai Lama delivers a profound affirmation of the sacred in all religions. Readers will be uplifted by the exploration of each tradition’s endless merits and the common humanity they share.
“Arguably the best book on interreligious dialogue published to date. One does not say such things lightly, but in a very real sense this is a holy book.” (Huston Smith, author of The Illustrated World's Religions)
“An illuminating handbook for the study of both religions.” (UTNE Reader)
“The Dalai Lama establishes himself as an authentic presence respectful of Christian traditions. This is a fascinating book which deserves a great deal of attention in these times of multicultural exchange.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Sparkling wit and compassionate understanding mark these penetrating insights of the Dalai Lama into spiritual foundations of two of the world's great religious traditions. Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)
This is a good read for secular and religious scholars alike. It considers the practical application of what Jesus said, and offers it the respect they deserve as wise and thoughtful expressions right living, but doesn't blindly accept them at face value without thought.
Most pleasing to me personally is seeing the parallels that run between all the people striving to be better people, and how at a cetrain threshold so many come to the same conclusion, despite taking different paths. All roads lead to Rome, I suppose?
Absolutely worth reading if the topic is already interesting to you.