The Dalai Lama addresses one of the most important issues of the time: the polarization of the world along religious lines. His exploration recognizes commonalities but at the same time is fully mindful of the significant differences that continue to exist.The Dalai Lama addresses one of the most important issues of the time: the polarization of the world along religious lines. His exploration recognizes commonalities but at the same time is fully mindful of the significant differences that continue to exist.Read Less
My hat is off to the Dalai Lama for this thoroughly researched, masterfully written, and thoughtfully composed piece of literature.
He looked into the holy writings of most, if not all, of the world's major religions, and found a common thread among them upon which humanity can unite to produce a more peaceful, loving world of humans.
That common thread is simply compassion, sincerely practiced .
It is worth anyone's time to read this book. You will not forget everything you learned in doing so,...guaranteed.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-08-30 The Dalai Lama's personal stories of religious reconciliation are the best part about this audiobook, which weaves anecdotes about his conversations with some of the world's most impressive leaders alongside His Holiness's ideas about how we might engender peace among the world's religions. Although his compassion-based prescriptions for an end to religious violence may strike readers as naOve, the book is sweetly sincere, and actor Richard Gere brings a quiet sensitivity to the audio production. Gere's narration is sometimes inspired, and his gentle timbre and occasional flash of humor do much to capture the Dalai Lama's own style. The CD is enhanced by interstitial music of Buddhist monks chanting, which lends a peaceful feel. A Doubleday hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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