The message of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama of Tibet to the world, this collection contains a wide selection of articles, interviews and answer to questions, on Buddhism, politics, science, universal responsibility and the inculcation of good heart from various talks and writings of the XIVth Dalai Lama. A collection of articles and interviews with the present Dalai Lama reflecting his thoughts and activities over the past twenty years.
About the Author:
A world-renowned spiritual leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin
Gyatso, describes himself as a "simple Buddhist monk". In his lectures and tours
around the world, his compassionate nature visibly touches everyone who meets
He has traveled to more than 52 countries and met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. He has authored over 50 books and received over 57 honorary doctorates, awards and prizes, including in 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize.
His Holiness was born on July 6, 1935 to a farming family in the hamlet of Takster in north-eastern Tibet. At the age of two he was recognized as the incarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, and was designated as the new spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
His monastic education began at the age of six, and at 23 he was awarded the Lharampa degree (the highest level geshe degree, or doctorate of Buddhist philosophy). With China's occupation of Tibet in 1959, His Holiness fled to northern India, where he established a Tibetan Government-in-Exile, shepherding the exile Tibetan community towards a modern democracy.
Today His Holiness concentrates on his spiritual mission and is recognized worldwide for his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion.