Ocean of Diversity (eBook)

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Description

In a time of particularly strong violence and conflict, whole regions of the globe are engaged in ideological struggles, rooted in widespread ignorance and fear. How do we free ourselves from this situation? How can we learn to heal our wounds and to live in harmony with our neighbors? How can we truly achieve lasting peace and happiness? It is exactly these questions that have been asked for thousands of years by many of the world’s great sages. Their profound wisdom has made its way from generation to generation in the form of a diverse range of spiritual traditions that provide ongoing support and inspiration to millions of people.

In this book, Khentrul Rinpoche presents a unique set of practical tools that we can all use to tap into the great diversity of wisdom and methods that this world has to offer. Through the development of a broad view that encompasses all of this diversity, we can each find a path that is capable of leading us forward towards the peace that we seek. Then by probing deeper and deeper into that path, we are able to uncover our most profound inner truth. In this process, we learn that diversity does not have to divide us. Instead, it can be a powerful force to bring us together.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Editor’s Preface

Introduction

PART ONE: WORKING WITH DIVERSITY

1 The Nature of Belief
2 The Rimé Philosophy

PART TWO: THE WORLD’S BELIEF SYSTEMS

Systems with an Extrinsic Focus

3 Ancient Wisdom Traditions
4 Hinduism
5 Judaism
6 Christianity
7 Islam

Systems with an Intrinsic Focus

8 Jainism
9 Buddhism
10 Taoism
11 Scientism

PART THREE: THE SPIRITUAL LEGACY OF TIBET

12 The Land of Snows
13 Bön
14 Nyingma
15 Sakya
16 Kagyu
17 Jonang
18 Geluk
19 The Rimé Movement

Concluding Thoughts

About the Author
Rinpoche’s Vision