ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD
Ethics for the New Millenium
by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Abacus, 2001, hardcover, ISBN 0-316-85863-3
UK £ 14.99 , 246 pp, Very Highly Recommended
Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet,
is a political and religious leader , winner of the Nobel Peace prize and famous worldwide.
In this book he writes about ethics and how we can find truth and other fundamental
qualities that lead to happiness. It is neither a religious book nor a book about Buddhism, but a book based on universal
A sophisticated ,yet clearly written book , it is by no means a quick read.
Personally speaking, I had to stop several times at certain pages to think more about the concepts mentioned.
First, the author speaks about ethics generally, and then shows their connection
with the individual and their relation to society by supporting his ideas with simple examples illustrating every day life.
He explains in his own unique way some human truths and qualities that, if applied, can bring people happiness, peace of mind
and consequently show them the meaning of life.
ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD, is a good intensive read for both philosophy
lovers and for all those who wish to improve their life.
Reviewed by Liana Metal , 2002