The Dalai Lama as You've Never Heard Him Before
A few years
ago, prominent cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda sat down with the
Dalai Lama for a lively two-day conversation. This little book is the
result. In it are some surprising truths and commonsense wisdom.
attachment that seeks what is good is worthwhile. Seeking enlightenment
is a kind of attachment that we should keep, as is the desire for an
"Anger that is motivated by compassion or a
desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm anyone, is
a good anger worth having."
"I'm not only a socialist, but also a bit of a leftist, a Communist."
type of competition that says, 'I am the winner, and you are the loser'
must be overcome. But a positive competition allows us to lift each
other up so that everybody ends up on top."
Open the book to any
page and find great wisdom on what matters most. And what matters most
is not adherence to any one doctrine or political system but living with
an open mind and heart.