This is a collection of inspirational thoughts on life, death and rebirth, giving the reader an intimate personal portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his own words. The book shows us how to embrace love and compassion in our everyday lives, including thoughts on a wide range of important subjects, including the world today, the different world views of faith, science and religion and the nature of life, death and rebirth. The first section of the book is autobiographical, providing an intimate personal portrait of the Dalai Lama in his own words, discussing his studies, the invasion of Tibet, his meeting with Mao and his views on everything from travelling in China to his perspective on Gandhi.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1989. He is the author of many books on Buddhism, including Transforming the Mind, The Four Noble Truths, The Art of Happiness and A Simple Path. He lives in Dharamsala, India.