This volume elaborates on, examines, and understands the Dalai Lama's thought on various current issues such as non-violence, human rights, and the political issue of the autonomy of Tibet.
This is one of the first books in spite of the range of books on the Dalai Lama to actually seek out the conceptual foundations of his thought. The Dalai Lama's ethical teachings have gained worldwide recognition primarily because his actions and writings reflect a concern for combining ancient religious traditions with a contemporary political, social, and religious cause.
The book includes an interview Puri had conducted personal with the Dalai Lama, a revealing first-hand account of his life and philosophy. Also included is comprehensive bibliography of works by and on the Dalai Lama. The important volume will attract a wide audience of students and scholars across religion, philosophy, Buddhist studies, Tibetan studies, peace studies and international relations. The lay reader too will find this an informative and a rewarding read.