SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future

Dalai Lama & . Morrow. Nov. 2018. 128p. ISBN 9780062866455. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062866479. REL
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This concise book is the spiritually revered 14th Dalai Lama's appeal to youth for progressive change on an interconnected planet and features coauthor Stril-Rever (My Spiritual Autobiography). The 1989 Noble Peace Prize winner calls on young people for a "revolution that has no precedent in human history." The book centers on the need to cultivate a "revolution of compassion" to resolve the current issues afflicting society, from global warming to the rise of divisive geopolitics, and explains that selfishness, violence, greed, and opposing politics are threatening the very future of life on Earth. His Holiness has grown increasingly convinced that the current generation has the capability to transform the future into an era of "peace and dialog" and find the solutions to all kinds of problems. Written from a Buddhist perspective, this call to action contains a simplified message without a religious connotation.
VERDICT For anyone seeking reflections on the social issues challenging the human condition and inspiration for how to attempt to resolve them.

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