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Who is the Dalai Lama? Beginning with his Nobel Peace Prize lecture, this collection of addresses, interviews, and biographical essays affords readers an in-depth view of His Holiness's personal life, his wide-ranging interests, and his thoughts on issues of global concern. The portrait that emerges is of a highly pragmatic man dedicated to finding non-violent solutions to ...more
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Published March 1st 1990 by Snow Lion Publications (first published 1990)
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Dorothy
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I need to read this book every couple of years because it re-sets me. Lol. The philosophy is kindness. The purpose is compassion and love. Sums it up rather nicely. It's nice to be nice! I love the Dalai Lama.
Eclarep
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Life is better with a policy of kindness.
Kaitlyn
This book was not what I expected. It is interesting, and has wonderful seeds of wisdom and insight - but it’s a random mash of writing about the Dalai Lama with interviews and speeches of his mixed in. It was disjointed to read. Like a scrapbook of HHDL related stuff. It is also from long enough ago that some of the language and views are outdated or no longer relevant.
Joshua
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This book is probably great as introductory material to Buddhism but for anyone who's read more than a bit it will seem redundant.
Billie Jolie
Jul 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all of man kind
So I'm walking down the Ave, killing time..waiting for Avianca and I stop by this wonderful store named Laughing Buddha. If you have never been in there please stop by. John, I believe, is the owner and he just the most peaceful, positive being in which I've had a please of running into in a long time. We had a great conversation about buddhism and my spirituality...Which was sparked by my Mantra engraved bracelet that I have had since I was 17. "OM MANI PADME HUM" -Hail the jewel in the lotus" ...more
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Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I rate this book a 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being best.
“Of course, it is very difficult to achieve such a worldwide movement for peace of mind, but it is the only alternative. If there were another method that was easier and more practical, it would be better, but there is none. If through weapons we could achieve real lasting peace, all right. Let all factories be turned into weapon factories. Spend every dollar for that--if we achieve definite lasting peace. But this is impossible.
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Nick
Jun 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found the selection of articles / speech transcripts somewhat mixed in terms of their relevance and interest. Some seem to be essentially the same message. But there are a few real gems here such as the "Talk to Western Buddhists" where the Dalai Lama examines which aspects of a tradition are essential and which are due to cultural influence. He advises Westerners to tread a middle way between conservatism and radicalism to arrive at a culturally Western form of Buddhism. The short section on ...more
Philip Marcil
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
En lisant ce livre on peut voir que le Dalai Lama est très optimiste vis a vis les hommes. Peut être trop, mais seul l'avenir nous le dira!
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Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the
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“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” 680 likes
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