The Seed of Compassion - Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"The potential to build a more compassionate century and promote a greater sense of oneness among the whole of humanity lies within the children of the world." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
From self-confidence grows compassion, and from compassion strength blooms.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, one of the world's most prominent leaders, was once a child from a typical farming family in Tibet.
Under the big open sky, surrounded by tall mountains and clear streams, his mother was the first to show him what compassion looked like. In everyday moments from His Holiness' childhood, young readers begin to see that important lessons are all around us and that they too can grow to understand them.
With simple, powerful text and vibrant illustrations, The Seed of Compassion offers guidance and encouragement on how we all might bring more kindness to our world - and shows how, like a seed, with time and care, it might grow into something bigger than we ever could have imagined.
About the Author
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1989 and the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Born in 1935 to a farming family, he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the 13th Dalai Lama. He has been a passionate advocate for a secular ethics to cultivate basic human values. The Dalai Lama travels extensively, promoting kindness and compassion , interfaith understanding , respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.
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