Dalai Lama on What Matters Most

Conversations on Anger, Compassion, and Action

by Noriyuki Ueda

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  • 9781571747013
  • 9781612833194

The Dalai Lama as You've Never Heard Him Before

A few years ago, prominent cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda sat down with the Dalai Lama for a lively two-day conversation. This little book is the result. In it are some surprising truths and commonsense wisdom.

"The attachment that seeks what is good is worthwhile. Seeking enlightenment is a kind of attachment that we should keep, as is the desire for an unbiased heart."

"Anger that is motivated by compassion or a desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm anyone, is a good anger worth having."

"I'm not only a socialist, but also a bit of a leftist, a Communist."

"The type of competition that says, 'I am the winner, and you are the loser' must be overcome. But a positive competition allows us to lift each other up so that everybody ends up on top."

Open the book to any page and find great wisdom on what matters most. And what matters most is not adherence to any one doctrine or political system but living with an open mind and heart.


  • Hampton Roads Publishing; September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781612833194
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  • Title: Dalai Lama on What Matters Most
  • Author: Noriyuki Ueda
  • Imprint: Hampton Roads Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781571747013
  • 9781612833194

In The Press

“…should be considered mandatory reading for all students of Buddhist philosophy.” —Midwest Book Review 


About The Author

Noriyuki Ueda is a cultural anthropologist who lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781571747013
  • 9781612833194