About the book
Every life is a journey through the unknown. Along the way,however, we tend to encounter the same perplexing questions againand again. Some are cosmic enigmas that have always tested thehuman mind: What is my purpose in life? What happens after I die?Others are puzzles presented by daily life in modern society: What,if anything, justifies assisted suicide? What is my personalresponsibility to the homeless? According to Lama Surya Das, one ofthe foremost Western Buddhist scholars and teachers, the more weseek to resolve these mysteries, the more fully we live.
Along with his own personal beliefs, the author presents a variety ofthoughtful points of view representing different schools ofBuddhism, other religions, spirituality in general, and pragmatism.The Big Questions challenges readers in the most stimulating andthoughtful way to formulate individual, authentic responses to life'sbig questions.
About the Author
Surya Das (born Jeffrey Miller in 1950) is an American-born lama inthe Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a poet, chantmaster, spiritualactivist and author of many popular works on Buddhism; a teacherand spokesperson for Buddhism in the West. He has long beeninvolved in charitable relief projects in the Third World and ininterfaith dialogue. Surya Das is a Dharma heir of Nyoshul KhenpoRinpoche, a Nyingma master of the non-sectarian Rime movement.His name, which means "Servant of the Sun" in a combination of Sanskrit (surya) and Hindi (das, from the Sanskrit dasa), was givento him by the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.
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