Saturday, January 1, 2011
Awesome book! It was like sitting with His Holiness and going through an old trunk and having him tell an anecdote about each item he pulls out. It starts with stories about his childhood and growing up. Many have been covered in other books or movies but Sofia Stril-Rever makes them fresh as if you were sitting across the table from him. The second section covers his life as a monk and covers many topics central to Buddhism. The third section is about being the Dalai Lama, it relates story from the political happenings in his life and serves as a reminder to all of the atrocities that have befallen his people and country.