Infinite Life (Paperback)

Seven Virtues for Living Well

Robert Thurman

What if life were not merely meaningful, but had enormous repercussions? How would we approach life differently? A Buddhist considers these questions and more.

Robert Thurman asks us to examine our assumptions about life and death, and to consider the possibility that our lives are not only meaningful, but that they have an enormous impact.

He asks the reader to consider that if we have an infinite future and past, and we are evolving over infinite time then every action in our lives has infinite consequences for ourselves and others. Every choice we make has an eternal impact. We must live with this immortality now, by taking responsibility in the present for our actions and their effects. Balanced against this responsibility is the opportunity for a life of infinite joy, of infinite connection with others and the infinite power to do good.
Following the teachings of the Buddha, Infinite Life introduces seven Buddhist virtues for cultivating the positive in our lives. Robert Thurman teaches the reader to let go of a rigid sense of 'self' and to fully experience full satisfaction with ourselves, the people who surround us and contribute meaningfully to the world.

In Infinite Life Robert Thurman turns Buddhist teachings into a fascinating new way of thinking, living and meditating that might do more to save the world than any political act, empowering those who wish to use their spirituality to create change.

Publication date: 07/09/2006

£14.99

ISBN: 9780285637467

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Reviews for Infinite Life

'A living treasure, one of today's most provocative thinkers.'

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence 

Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman

Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born August 3, 1941) is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He is the father of actress Uma Thurman. He was the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019.

He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House US New York. He translated the Vimalakirti Sutra from the Tibetan Kanjur into English.

He is the recipient of India's highly prestigious award Padma Shri 2020 for his work in the field of literature and education.