The Dalai Lama's ethical teachings have gained recognition the world over. His
actions and writings reflect a concern for combining ancient religious traditions
with a contemporary political, social, and religious cause, extending to the arena
of international politics and human relations.
Highlighting the relevance of traditional Buddhist ideals of wisdom and
compassion in modern social activism, Engaged Buddhism is a movement that
seeks to synthesize philosophy and life. Arguably the most renowned of the
Engaged Buddhists, the Dalai Lama's thought symbolizes a religious and ethical
response to situations and the human condition.
One of the first books to analyse the conceptual foundations of the Dalai Lama's
thought, this volume elaborates on various issues such as his views on human
rights, religious, non-violent conflict resolution, and the environment. Puri carries
out an in-depth analysis of the Dalai Lama's thought by categorizing it under
various sub-themes. Allusions to other thinkers and writers draw parallels to the
thought of the Dalai Lama, thus highlighting its eclectic dimensions.
The book includes an interview Puri had conducted personally with Dalai Lama, a
revealing first-hand account of his life and philosophy. Also included is
comprehensive bibliography of works by and on the Dalai Lama.
This important volume will attract a wide audience of students and scholars
across religious, philosophy, Buddhist studies, Tibetan studies, peace studies,
and international relations. The lay reader too will find this an informative and a
About the Author :
Bharati Puri is a visiting Research Fellow at Tamkang University, Taipei.
She has taught in the Department of Philosophy at the Indian Institute of
Technology, Delhi and has been a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the
Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
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