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By Dalai Lama

ISBN-10: 0547636350

ISBN-13: 9780547636351

A stirring name to maneuver past faith for the counsel to enhance human existence on person, group, and international levels—including a guided meditation perform for cultivating key human values

Ten years in the past, in his best-selling Ethics for a brand new Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an method of ethics in line with common instead of non secular rules. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his such a lot compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his imaginative and prescient for the nonreligious manner. Transcending the mere "religion wars," he outlines a procedure of secular ethics that provides tolerant appreciate to religion—those that flooring ethics in a trust in God and an afterlife, and those who comprehend reliable activities as resulting in larger states of lifestyles in destiny lives. And but, with the top point of religious and highbrow authority, the Dalai Lama makes a declare for what he calls a 3rd means. this can be a approach of secular ethics that transcends faith so that it will realize our universal humanity and so contributes to an international human group in accordance with realizing and mutual respect.

Beyond Religion is a necessary assertion from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those that yearn for a lifetime of non secular achievement as they paintings for a greater world.

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In addition to the upper size limit of earthly flight, moreover, there a lower limit where tiny insects, too small to feel gravity, begin to necessarily has be buffeted out of control by the so-called Brownian movement of random molecular motion that turns flying into swimming and ulti- mately, on the microscopic scale, swimming into digging. Competition with free molecules is not the only disadvantage in being small either, warm and getting enough to eat even sooner to the small. This is because heat is radiated only from a body's surface area, not from its total volume, and little creatures have relatively huge surfaces.

Internally without feeling feverish or losing strength saves him the evaporation of sweat or breath it would cost to keep him cooler. On the a kind other hand, his ability to cool down to 93°F. on chilly nights spares him both energy and the inevitable evapof semihibernation oration that would have been added if he had stayed warmer. This fluctuation may give you the impression that a camel's temperature is unregulated, but actually it is confined within strict limits, for his body will sweat hard to avoid rising above I05°F.

On the a kind other hand, his ability to cool down to 93°F. on chilly nights spares him both energy and the inevitable evapof semihibernation oration that would have been added if he had stayed warmer. This fluctuation may give you the impression that a camel's temperature is unregulated, but actually it is confined within strict limits, for his body will sweat hard to avoid rising above I05°F. , while 93°F- 'S his bottom limit, than which (until he is dying) he may cool no colder. almost no fat — — 34 LIFE IN THE As the COLD for animals' ability to withstand heat without dryness, probably palm should go warm in the maybe to a to an odd fish called Barbus thermalis who lives springs of Ceylon at temperatures as high as I22°F.

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