Having never read anything that the Dalai Lama has written, this book was a revelation to me. It does not simply focus on Buddhism as a philosophy and religion but more about how we can all live our lives in a happier more peaceful way. It seeks to personalise the Dalai Lama as it is written in the first person and in his only words. He begins the book by telling the reader about his childhood and upbringing and how, at a young age, he became the 13th Dalai Lama.
This book is quick, accessible and summerises the Dalai Lama’s essential life teachings including some sound adages. I did however, expect to be more inspired by some of his teachings.
Review by Melissa
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