The Dharma According to Shakespeare by Edward Dickey


The Buddha taught his followers to transcend the cycle of birth and death by doing no harm, training the mind, and benefiting others. Shakespeare wrote plays about romantic love, sex, war, royal power, betrayal, jealousy, murder, and revenge. What can these two figures, separated by two thousand years and living in such different societies possibly have in common? More than you might think. The words of the immortal bard demonstrate the truth of some of the Buddha’s basic teachings.