A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future

A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE BOOK AWARD WINNER * A NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD WINNER

A Landmark Message from Dalai Lama: Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?

I call on you to confront the challenges of our era by rising up and embarking upon a revolution that has no precedent in human history

This eloquent, urgent manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It’s his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than A CALL FOR REVOLUTION.

 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 10/08/2018
This impassioned book from the Dalai Lama, co-written with his interpreter, Sanskrit expert Stril-Rever, is a vociferous call for the youth of the world to take more concern for and control of the planet’s destiny. The set-up and source material of the book come out of a conversation the Dalai Lama had in 2017 with four young French visitors he received in Dharamsala, India. The book calls for a revolution of compassion, which the Dalai Lama advocates for by invoking the neurology behind compassion combined with the central Buddhist insight of the interdependence of all living beings. Compassion, he says, could end the “endemic poverty” that plagues the world, which he cites as the most pressing daily ill for the majority of the globe. He also argues (surprisingly and almost in passing) that religion has failed to improve humanity (“None has succeeded in creating a better human being”)—a significant assertion for a spiritual leader and one that will speak to the young people this volume is aimed at. Instead, he writes, it is people who create better versions of themselves. This slender volume is an excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with the Dalai Lama’s simple-seeming teachings for improving a complex, globally interconnected world. Agent: Marleen Seegers, 2 Seas. (Nov.)

Parade

Powerful. … Packed with wise advice and perceptive observations.

Booklist

Fascinating. … A global leader encourages young people to revel in the cause of peace.

Tricycle

Dalai Lama has spoken: it’s time for a compassion revolution.

Booklist

Fascinating. … A global leader encourages young people to revel in the cause of peace.

Library Journal

Winter 2018

This concise book is the spiritually revered 14th Dalai Lama's appeal to youth for progressive change on an interconnected planet and features coauthor Stril-Rever (My Spiritual Autobiography). The 1989 Noble Peace Prize winner calls on young people for a "revolution that has no precedent in human history." The book centers on the need to cultivate a "revolution of compassion" to resolve the current issues afflicting society, from global warming to the rise of divisive geopolitics, and explains that selfishness, violence, greed, and opposing politics are threatening the very future of life on Earth. His Holiness has grown increasingly convinced that the current generation has the capability to transform the future into an era of "peace and dialog" and find the solutions to all kinds of problems. Written from a Buddhist perspective, this call to action contains a simplified message without a religious connotation. VERDICT For anyone seeking reflections on the social issues challenging the human condition and inspiration for how to attempt to resolve them.—Gary Medina, El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062866455
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 500,385
Product dimensions: 4.88(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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