In this book, Ethics for the New Millennium, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama calls for a “spiritual revolution” based on those qualities of the human spirit which bring happiness to the self and others, such as “love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is a recipient of the Wallenberg Award, the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
Here is a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual regardless of religious belief. Though the Dalai Lama is himself a practicing Buddhist, his approach to life and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us “Muslim, Christian, Jew, or Atheist“ to a happier, more fulfilling life.
The Dalai Lama bases his exquisitely argued cry for a new look at society on the radical notion that human beings are “originally pure” and presents a persuasive examination of man’s fundamental nature. His moral system is founded on universal principles and can lead persons of any religion to a happier, more fulfilling life. (World Religions)