Author(s): Dalai Lama XIV
How a person thinks, behaves and feels ultimately impacts not just their own lives, but the society they live in. If we desire to attain happiness, we must understand that the journey begins with us, and can reach out to touch millions. In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdon, humour and kindness, directs us towards the path to a happy, healthy, peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions and lives lies with us. Once we accept ownership of every aspect of our lives, we can then begin to catalyse change in the lives of others and, through that process, change the world. Through these speeches and dialogues, His Holiness encourges each individual to embrace the path of happiness, compassion and faith.
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He is recognized as an advocate of world peace and inter-religious understanding. His Holiness has written several books. He has received many international awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Renuka Singh teaches Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is also director, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi. She has compiled and edited "The Path to Tranquility, The Little Book of Buddhism, The Transformed Mind, The Path of the Buddha, Many Ways to Nirvana "and "Becoming Buddha: Wisdom Culture for a Meaningful Life, "works which have been translated into various languages. She is the author of "Women Reborn "and "The Womb of Mind."