This selection of addresses, interviews and biographical essays is intended to convey a picture of the Dalai Lama's personal life, his wide-ranging interests, and his thoughts on issues of global concern. It is hoped that this combination will give the reader who is relatively unfamiliar with the Dalai Lama a deeper appreciation of this man of peace. He emerges as a
highly pragmatic man, dedicated to the establishment of non-violent solutions to human problems in the personal, environmental and political arenas. This book is admittedly of an introductory nature. Many of the topics introduced here are explained in much greater detail and depth in
other books by the Dalai Lama.
"This is a very important collection ... the writings are well chosen ... Most highly recommended. " - Library Journal
"Clear, concise, interweaving practical discussion with things of a more ethereal nature, this is an essential and wonderful purchase
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