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Imagine All the People

A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life As It Could Be

If you could sit down with the Dalai Lama and talk with him about anything, what would you discuss? Fabien Ouaki, a prominent French businessman, was granted such an opportunity and asked the Dalai Lama for his thoughts on the everyday issues that fill our newspapers and our lives. This is the record of these varied and remarkable conversations.

Covered are a wide spectrum of topics - political, social, personal and spiritual - including the media and education, marriage and sex, and disarmament and compassion. Blessed by His Holiness' buoyant and insightful thoughts, Imagine All the People allows readers to glimpse the spontaneous workings of an extraordinary mind at once of - and above - this world.

Includes the full text of The Global Community and the Need for Universal Responsibility.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and a beacon of inspiration for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. He has persistently reached out across religious and political lines and has engaged in dialogue with scientists in his mission to advance peace and understanding in the world. In doing so, he embodies his motto, “My religion is kindness.”

Fabien Ouaki owns a chain of department stores in France. He lives in Paris.

"In this inspiring book... the Dalai Lama expresses his thoughts on a wide range of topics of contemporary concer... and answers questions about his personal life and his method of handling problems."

– The Beacon

"[The] spirit of interdependence and mutuality pervades this discussion of positive solutions to some of humanity's most intractable problems."

– Spirituality and Health

"Simple but profound... can be reread for pleasure or to savor its practical, everyday wisdom."

– Actualities Tibetaines (France)

"The Dalai Lama responds from a much more human perspective than one might expect from a religious leader; he also speaks frankly about what he sees as the failings of the West."

– Bodhi Tree Book Review

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