"I will always stand by nonviolence. That means intelligently loving your enemy. Through intensive meditation, we will find that our enemies can become our best friends. By following purely secular ethics, we will become more easygoing, empathetic, and judicious people. Then there is a chance for the twenty-first century to be a century of peace, a century of dialogue, and a century of more caring, responsible, and empathetic human race." This is the hope and the prayer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism.
This book calls for a universal ethics as a pathway to peace. Already more than 350,000 copies have been sold globally. In conversations with Frantz Alt, a television journalist and bestselling author, His Holiness examines many hot topics of our times including climate change, war, peace, mindfulness, President Trump, refugees, inner values, human rights, and freedom for Tibet.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls for "an inner disarmament of hatred, prejudice, and intolerance" based on his belief that most human conflicts can be resolved through sincere dialogue. He asserts: "This strategy of nonviolence and reverence for all life is Tibet's gift to the world."