From Library Journal
Winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama discusses the subject of patience, drawing on a chapter from an important Buddhist classic, Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life." He helps readers examine how anger arises to destroy much that is positive and good, proposing that gentleness is fundamental to human nature. Through active self-discipline, and not meekness as is commonly misunderstood, we can transform anger through compassion and to be reconciled with ourselves and others. Recommended for public libraries.
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"The writings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama have done more to familiarize the general public with Shantideva than any other teachings. I am indebted to his commentaries, and especially to his book Healing Anger
."—Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart
"The Dalai Lama teaches with clear and forceful language."—Publishers Weekly
"The techniques and methods presented here are relevant not only for Buddhist practitioners, but for all who seek to improve themselves. Through these teachings and by his own example, the Dalai Lama shows the power that patience and tolerance have to heal anger and to generate peace in the world."—Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies
shows that Shantideva's teaching many centuries ago can still speak to this generation and be a source of strength to change our society."—Asian Thought & Society