Within these pages, the Dalai Lama's disarming candor, his deep empathy for his student's quest, and his wisdom-garnered not just from texts and scriptures, but also from an active engagement with life-offer invaluable insights to us all on how we may find true happiness in our lives.
Editor Rajiv Mehrotra, who contributes the book's first essay, says of the Dalai Lama, "As with all truly great and inspiring leaders, his life is his message and philosophy." The essays in this volume shed light on that fascinating life . . . painting the portrait of a tireless champion of compassion, altruism, and peace who is both deeply spiritual and disarmingly human.