People are searching for some deeper meaning amid the growing chaos that we see around us every day - conflicts, wars, religious divisions, natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, political bickering, a feeling that no one cares.
Buddhism exists, and has always existed, to answer such concerns and questions.
Though still small in comparison to other mainstream religions in America, Buddhism is taking its place as the religion that can serve as a foundation for a new America and a new global civilization that is just now beginning to emerge around the globe. It is a religion that directly confronts the chaos of Life, and gives concrete ways and answers on how to turn disaster and problems into growth and benefit.
These are the themes of the books of James Hilgendorf, author of "The Buddha and the Dream of America"; "The Great New Emerging Civilization';
"What will break the cycle of violence and war that we are in? Nothing other than a total reformation of the core of peoples' minds. Ignorance is the shroud that clouds all our thinking, all our actions. Ignorance of the true nature of life itself. What is this? Nothing other than the recognition that the simple human being is Buddha, or God, or Allah, whatever you may call this unlimited potential and force of compassion within all of Life.
"This is the foundation which we must come to, all of us. The times and the future call for a new global spirituality that reaches beyond all borders and distinctions. This religion must hold as its core values the sanctity of llife, and absolute equality and respect for all individuals. Many people, from all religious backgrounds, are working for these ideals. Their efforts are creating a groundswell towards the future. There is no way to hold on to the past."
This video is the fourth in a series of readings from Hilgendorf's latest book, "The Buddha and the Dream of America".
The short chapter is titled, "Feel the Building Shaking."
James Hilgendorf's books are available through bookstores, and in paperback or ebook format through Amazon.com, or through the publisher, The Tribute Series, at:
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