Wisdom from World Religions

Pathways toward Heaven on Earth

Sir John Templeton

Every religion acknowledges certain spiritual principles and records them in its sacred literature and traditions. This book curates these ancient teachings and shows how they apply to modern life with the help of parables, quotations, and commentaries.

By reading Wisdom from World Religions, people from all walks of life will be inspired to pursue their own spiritual growth and to contemplate questions central to our existence, such as how, through love and creativity, can we be agents of divinity on earth?

Uplifting and instructional, this is a book to be treasured, studied, and practiced.

Introduction / xix

Week One / 1

Week Two / 11

Week Three / 21

Week Four / 29

Week Five / 37

Week Six / 46

Week Seven / 55

Week Eight / 64

Week Nine / 72

Week Ten / 80

Week Eleven / 88

Week Twelve / 97

Week Thirteen / 106

Week Fourteen / 116

Week Fifteen / 125

Week Sixteen / 134

Week Seventeen / 143

Week Eighteen / 152

Week Nineteen / 161

Week Twenty / 170

Week Twenty-One / 179

Week Twenty-Two / 187

Week Twenty-Three / 195

Week Twenty-Four / 204

Week Twenty-Five / 212

Week Twenty-Six / 220

Week Twenty-Seven / 228

Week Twenty-Eight / 236

Week Twenty-Nine / 244

Week Thirty / 252

Week Thirty-One / 261

Week Thirty-Two / 269

Week Thirty-Three / 277

Week Thirty-Four / 287

Week Thirty-Five / 295

Week Thirty-Six / 303

Week Thirty-Seven / 312

Week Thirty-Eight / 320

Week Thirty-Nine / 328

Week Forty / 335

Bibliography / 345

Acknowledgements / 351