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An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

by Dalai Lama, Franz Alt


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"Makes the case for unity in a world rife with divisions." New York Times Book Review

In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.”

Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from the rise of nationalism, Trump presidency, refugee crisis, climate catastrophes, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062835536
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. An Appeal to the World, his call for universal ethics as a way to peace, has sold more than 350,000 copies globally. In 2016 he published the New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy, coauthored with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He lives in exile in Dharamsala, India.

Franz Alt, Ph.D., is a television journalist and bestselling author. His books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface: "I Don't Have Any Enemies" Franz Alt 1

An Appeal by the Dalai Lama for Secular Ethics and Peace 7

Educating the Heart: A Conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama 15

On President Trump 16

On Overcoming Division 20

On Nationalism 22

On the Refugee Crisis 24

On the Education of the Heart 26

On Spirituality 30

On Religion 32

On Global Responsibility 36

On Secular Ethics 40

On Neuroscience 44

On Compassion 46

On the Science of Meditation 50

On Happiness 52

On Mortality 56

On World Peace 60

On Gender Equality 64

On Inner Values 66

On Mindfulness 68

On the Essence of Religion 72

On War 76

On the Next Generation 78

On the Future of Tibet 80

On China 82

On Human Rights in Tibet 86

On Political Resistance 88

On Freedom for Tibet 92

On the Preservation of Tibetan Culture 96

On the Return of the Dalai Lama 98

The Dalai Lama Story: An Inspiring Life 101

The Dalai Lama: A Life in Dates 109

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