Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

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The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, recounts his attempts to keep Tibet independent, his leaving the country in 1959, and his life in India since then. No bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The Dalai Lama's autobiography should leave no one in doubt of his humility and genuine compassion. Written without the slightest hint of pretense, the exiled leader of Tibet recounts his life, from the time he was whisked away from his home in 1939 at the age of 4, to his treacherous escape from Tibet in 1959, to his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The backdrop of the story is the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet. He calmly relates details of imprisonment, torture, rape, famine, ecological disaster, and genocide that under four decades of Chinese rule have left 1.25 million Tibetans dead and the Tibetan natural and religious landscapes decimated. Yet the Dalai Lama's story is strangely one of hope. This man who prays for four hours a day harbors no ill will toward the Chinese and sees the potential for good everywhere he casts his gaze. Someday, he hopes, all of Tibet will be a zone of peace and the world's largest nature preserve. Such optimism is not naive but rather a result of his daily studies in Buddhist philosophy and his doctrine of Universal Responsibility. Inspiring in every way, Freedom in Exile is both a historical document and a fable of deepest trust in humanity. --Brian Bruya

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The Dalai Lama is the head of the Buddhist 'religion'. He was chosen to be the reincarnation of all the previous Dalai Lamas as a two year old boy.

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