I am trying to read a book on the Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman. It’s not going very well…
Though I found a few nuggets early on.
One of the Dalai Lama’s morning routine is to listen to the BBC. Goleman writes: “The BBC’s litany of human injustices and sufferings has led him to the insight that most tragedies are the result of a single deficiency: a lack of compassionate moral responsibility.”
“Today’s news echoes last year’s, last decade’s, last century’s”
As an escape from this vicious cycle the Dalai Lama sees one solution: the creation of a force for good.
If you want to understand what this means you have to read the rest of the book, although it is not an easy read. I wish the Dalai Lama had written the book himself, as his introduction is brilliant and concise.
“As a human being I acknowledge that my well-being depends on others and caring for others’ well being is a moral responsibility I take seriously.”