Timeless wisdom on life today from a leading French intellectual and one of the greatest of contemporary spiritual leaders. French film writer Jean-Claude Carriere had the extraordinary opportunity to sit down for a series of conversations with one of today's most respected and popular spiritual leaders - His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama. These interviews, which make up Violence and Compassion, give readers a historic chance to listen in as two formidable thinkers discuss issues that are of concern to all. The discussion covers the various problems that confront world civilization today - including terrorism, the population explosion, environmental dangers, and an escalation in random violence. The Dalai Lama exhibits his characteristic warmth and clarity of thought throughout each of these talks, but what readers will find most valuable is his ability to cut through to the essence of each issue and offer insightful guidance. Carriere, though respectful, never settles for pat answers and consistently asks the down-to-earth questions readers themselves would have undoubtedly asked. The insightful dialogues contained in Violence and Compassion brings humanity the profound wisdom needed to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Used availability for Jean-Claude Carriere's Violence and Compassion
March 2001 : USA Paperback