My Spiritual Journey (Google eBook)
The world knows the public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
We have read about his near escape from Tibet after the Chinese invasion, his nobel Peace Prize, and his friendships with world leaders, Hollywood actors, and scientists around the world. But what are his inner, personal thoughts on his own spiritual life? For the first time and in his own words, the Dalai Lama charts his spiritual journey from his boyhood days in rural Tibet to his years as a monk in the capital city of Dharamsala, to his life in exile as a world leader and symbol of peace.
My Spiritual Journey provides a vivid and moving portrait of the Dalai Lama’s life journey that is personal in tone but universal in scope. He explores three phases or commitments of his spiritual life—as a human being, as a Buddhist monk, and as the Dalai Lama—each of which has made him more dedicated to exploring and teaching human values and inner happiness, promoting harmony among all religions, and advocating for the civil rights and well-being of the Tibetan people.
At the age of two, little Tenzin Gyatso was identified as the fourteenth reincarnation of the first Dalai Lama. From then on, his life has been on a trajectory few can imagine. Some see him as a living Buddha and moral authority, others identify him as a “god-king,” while still others see him in political terms as either ahero or a counterrevolutionary. In My Spiritual Journey, we see the personal struggles, the courage, the laughter, and the compassion that have defined the remarkable life of one of our world’s greatest living legends.
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My Three Commitments in Life
Am No One Special
Until My Last Breath I Will Practice Compassion
My Lives Without Beginning or End
My Childhood in Lhasa
My Reincarnation Lineage
As a Buddhist Monk
Temples of Kindness in Our Hearts
must not separate ethics from progress
Taking Care of the Earth
Our Planet Is One World
In 1959 the Dalai Lama Meets the World
My Children You Are the Future of Tibet
In the name of humanity I appeal to all the peoples
Tibet Sanctuary of Peace for the World
Place My Hope in the Human Heart
Transforming Our Minds
Transforming the World
Do Not Believe in Ideologies
My Dialogue with the Sciences
Winning Peace with the Dalai Lama
The Kalachakra Mandala