The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness - An Anthology of Writings By and About The Dalai Lama

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Brought me gently and pleasantly into the life and mind of this extraordinary spiritual leader and assured the success of my interview with him.—Bill Moyers, PBS

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After the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, Sidney Piburn put this book together in response to the clamor to know more about him. Since then, the Dalai Lama's own bestselling books, along with his world teaching tours, have only managed to increase his popularity, and The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness is still the best introduction to his life and teachings. Two full-length interviews elicit the Dalai Lama's thoughts on everything from his stature as an incarnate bodhisattva to how he manages the tragedies of his people, his political ideals, and even his hobby of gardening. Going further into his personal life, the "Day in the Life" article reveals the simplicity, devoutness, and genuine ordinariness of his lifestyle. A Time magazine piece by Pico Iyer provides a general background on his world since childhood, and expanding on his beliefs are several articles on kindness, religion, science, monasticism, and, the topic on which he is especially eloquent, living sanely. Questions and answers round out several of the articles, likely anticipating the reader's own questions and making this book a must-read for anyone wanting a brief capsule of this extraordinary monk. --Brian Bruya

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"...This is a very important collection...the writings are well chosen...most highly recommended."--Library Journal

"The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness brought me gently and pleasantly into the life and mind of this extraordinary spiritual leader and assured the success of my interview with him."--Bill Moyers, PBS Television, Public Affairs TV, Inc.

"The style with which the editor captured the essence of this remarkable individual prevails in the excellent choice of material. A Policy of Kindness is ideal...the selections have substance, are beautifully written, and cultivate a rich sense of depth and versatility on themes that range from an intimate look into the life of the Dalai Lama to his thoughts on an assortment of current topics...elegant, inexpensive and captivating."--The Book Review

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