Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how to use compassionate anger for social transformation
In the real world, exploitation exists. In the real world, there is a huge and unjust gap between rich and poor. The question, from a Buddhist perspective, is how should we deal with inequality and social injustice? His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches that it is wrong for a spiritual person to remain indifferent; we must struggle to solve these problems. These problems are brought to our consciousness because they anger us, and this little book teaches us how to deal with that anger.
There are two types of anger. One type arises out of compassion and is useful and must be encouraged. The other type arises out of jealousy and envy and results in hatred, ill will, and harm. Here you will learn the Buddhist path to compassionate anger-a motivating force that can transform the negative into the positive and change the world.
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About the Author
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor. As the world's foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. He is the author of over seventy books and has received a number of awards, honorary doctorates, and other accolades for his work.
Table of Contents
Editor's NoteIntroductionOne: What Can Buddhism Offer?Two: Compassionate AngerThree: Love and AttachmentFour: Enlightened Buddhism for a Modern WorldEpilogue: After the InterviewPublisher's NoteAngerRitual and MeaningBuddhism as "Science of Mind"Compassionate AngerGood and Bad AttachmentsKnowledge and PracticeThe Dilemma of Modernization and FaithCompetition and AngerThe Buddha's Spirit of Social ServiceTranscending SufferingCultivating CompassionFaith and Social DevelopmentBeing Angry