Synopses & Reviews
Imbued with a friendly tone and pithy wisdom, this handsome handbook to approaching life "in a better way" includes six of His Holiness The Dalai Lama's most accessible and inspirational public lectures. Following each talk are the original question-and-answer sessions in which His Holiness opens himself up to his listeners and-now-to readers everywhere. His characteristically candid guidance on living fully and responsibly, especially at the start of a new millennium, focuses on specific themes that range from religious tolerance to compassion and nonviolence. The book also includes a practical and highly readable introduction to Buddhism and The Dalai Lama's own spiritual heritage, written by the renowned Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
"The book's ultimate message of happiness through compassion is a vital one, but this collection is geared for the adept with a philosophical appetite and a considerable intellect, not for the general reader." Publishers Weekly
"[A] succinct presentation of the very complex tenets of Buddhism...[it] gives insight into transforming [the] mind [and] journeying to happiness." Napra Review
"For anyone who wants an introduction to the principles of Buddhism or an opportunity to share the insights and reflections of the Dalai Lama, this book has both." AudioFile
"[The Dalai Lama] reminds seekers not to allow negative emotions to guide their actions and that mental actions are the only way to reach liberation of the spirit." Library Journal
"He's the most simple man and the most complex man I've ever met. He's an artist and he's a farmer. He like any great mind and heart is able to engage each of us on a level where we exist." Richard Gere
About the Author
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
A Journey to Happiness
Compassion and Nonviolence
How to Live and Die in a Better Way
Path for Spiritual Practice
The Two Truths