"My suggestion or advice is very simple; that is, to have a sincere heart." - The Dalai Lama
What Has Life Taught You? features the answers given by 40 outstanding people to 10 profound questions about life, the mind and the spirit. Author Zoë Sallis has a passion for stirring up debate on philosophical and ethical questions and journeyed all over the globe to ask well-known figures of widely varying beliefs the same 10 questions.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Neale Donald Walsch
The questions range from "What is your concept of God?" and "Do you think this life is all there is, or do you believe in an afterlife?" to "What has life taught you so far?" and "How do you find peace within yourself?"
Socrates thought the unexamined life was not worth living, and perhaps that is why he roamed the streets of Athens accosting people and asking them their thoughts and beliefs. By sharing the wisdom of these truly inspiring people, the book hopes to provoke debate and encourage readers to examine what they have learned on their life journey so far and share their own insights with others.
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Table of Contents
1 What is your concept of God? 7
2 Do you think this life is all there is, or do you believe in an afterlife? 25
3 Do you accept the concept of karma, in the sense of cause and effect? 43
4 What is your moral code, in relation to right and wrong? 59
5 Do you believe you have a destiny and do you see yourself as here to fulfil it? 79
6 What has life taught you so far? 97
7 What advice or words of wisdom would you like to pass on to those close to you? 113
8 Do you believe our survival on planet Earth is being threatened? 129
9 Who do you most admire in this world, historical or living? 147
10 How do you find peace within yourself? 165
About the contributors 183