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A call for revolution : a vision for the future /

by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV [interviewee.]; Stril-Rever, Sofia [author.]; Chamberet, Georgia de [translator.]; Lehrer, Natasha [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.Edition: First William Morrow hardcover edition.Description: 120 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780062866455; 0062866451.Other title: At head of title: The DALAI LAMA and Sofia Stril-Rever.Uniform titles: Faites la révolution! English.Subject(s): Compassion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism | Religious life -- Buddhism | PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy | PHILOSOPHY / Eastern | RELIGION / Buddhism / Tibetan | Religious life -- Buddhism | Nonfiction
Contents:
I believe in you. The European Union, a model for world peace ; Berlin, November 1989: youth, peace and democracy ; Topple the remaining Walls of Shame ; War, a complete anachronism -- Rebels for peace. Be the solution-finding generation ; I have adopted the motto 'Freedom, equality, fraternity' ; The revolutions of the past have not transformed the human spirit -- Bring on the revolution of compassion. Now is the time for compassion ; I have a dream: women will become national leaders ; Acknowledging the failure of all religions ; Collective intelligence and compassion ; Egotism is against nature -- What can you do for the world? Practise compassion like an Olympian ; A universal responsibility ; Urgency alert! -- The world of compassion exists. Epilogue by Sofia Stril-Rever ; The Dali Lama's revolution ; To exist is to coexist ; The Revolution of Compassion has dawned -- The charter of universal responsibility.
Summary: "This eloquent, impassioned 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. Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?" -- Publisher annotation.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE BOOK AWARD WINNER * A NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD WINNER</p> <p>A Landmark Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?</p> <p>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</p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p>

"This eloquent, impassioned 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. Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?" -- Publisher annotation.

I believe in you. The European Union, a model for world peace ; Berlin, November 1989: youth, peace and democracy ; Topple the remaining Walls of Shame ; War, a complete anachronism -- Rebels for peace. Be the solution-finding generation ; I have adopted the motto 'Freedom, equality, fraternity' ; The revolutions of the past have not transformed the human spirit -- Bring on the revolution of compassion. Now is the time for compassion ; I have a dream: women will become national leaders ; Acknowledging the failure of all religions ; Collective intelligence and compassion ; Egotism is against nature -- What can you do for the world? Practise compassion like an Olympian ; A universal responsibility ; Urgency alert! -- The world of compassion exists. Epilogue by Sofia Stril-Rever ; The Dali Lama's revolution ; To exist is to coexist ; The Revolution of Compassion has dawned -- The charter of universal responsibility.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 I Believe In You (p. 1)
  • The European Union, a model for world peace (p. 8)
  • Berlin, November 1989: youth, peace and democracy (p. 12)
  • Topple the remaining Walls of Shame (p. 15)
  • War, a complete anachronism (p. 20)
  • 2 Rebels For Peace (p. 27)
  • Be the solution-finding generation (p. 32)
  • I have adopted the motto 'Freedom, equality, fraternity' (p. 36)
  • The revolutions of the past have not transformed the human spirit (p. 40)
  • 3 Bring On The Revolution Of Compassion (p. 47)
  • Now is the time for compassion (p. 50)
  • I have a dream: women will become national leaders (p. 54)
  • Acknowledging the failure of all religions (p. 58)
  • Collective intelligence and compassion (p. 60)
  • Egotism is against nature (p. 65)
  • 4 What Can You Do For The World? (p. 73)
  • Practise compassion like an Olympian (p. 76)
  • A universal responsibility (p. 82)
  • Urgency alert! (p. 86)
  • 5 The World of Compassion Exists (p. 91)
  • Epilogue by Sofia Stril-Rever (p. 93)
  • The Dalai Lama's revolution (p. 95)
  • To exist is to coexist (p. 98)
  • The Revolution of Compassion has dawned (p. 105)
  • The Charter Of Universal Responsibility (p. 111)
  • End Notes (p. 117)

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Library Journal Review

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 © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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