Anger is a major player in our public and private lives. It fuels conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. These clashes are the result of people not realizing how much they have in common and from not walking a mile in another's shoes. In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares Tibetan techniques for transformation of mind and heart. He is convinced that we need to root our lives in altruistic concern to counterbalance the anger and selfishness which reigns in the marketplace. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, anger brings trouble into our lives by creating havoc, magnifying problems, and undermining virtues.
We all have the seeds of compassion and love within us but they need to be nurtured. His Holiness the Dalai Lama proposes groups of people get together and create educational resources and opportunities to help people learn how to practice compassion with more depth and intensity. He sees this spiritual virtue as the road to relief, the path to equality, and the basis of human rights.
Perhaps the most compelling material in the book is on loving our enemies, practices done by His Holiness the Dalai Lama every day. They help us attain spiritual maturity and give us chances to practice both patience and empathy from our warm hearts.