Engaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lamas Worldview
Author: Bharati Puri
The Dalai Lamas ethical teachings have gained recognition the world over. His actions and writings reflect a concern for combining ancient religious traditions with a religious cause, extending to the arena of international polticis and human relations. Highlighting the relevance of traditional Budhist ideals of wisdom and compassion in modern social activism, Engaged Buddhism is a movement that seeks to synthesize philosophy and life. Arguably the most renowned of the Engaged Budhists, the Dalai Lamas thought symbolizes a religious and ethical response to situations and the human condition.