His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides an insightful Buddhist
perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well-known passages from
the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of
the mustard seed, the Resurrection and others.
Praise & Reviews
"This is the
record of an extraordinary and historic interfaith encounter. To hear the Dalai
Lama reflecting on the Gospels is exciting, refreshing, and illumining,
reminding those of us who are Christians that this is a living Word."
Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Harvard
"Sparkling wit and compassionate understanding mark these
penetrating insights of the Dalai Lama into spiritual foundations of two of the
world's great religious traditions. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"The Dalai Lama establishes himself as an authentic
presence respectful of Christian traditions....This is a fascinating book which
deserves a great deal of attention in these times of multicultural exchange."
"The Dalai Lama's reading of the meeting between Mary
Magdalene and Jesus in Saint John's account of the Resurrection brought many to
tears. It would be hard to say exactly why. Some said later that it was as if
they were hearing the words for the very first time, as though their tenderness
and mystery and beauty had been taken for granted and were brought to life
again, like a gift from an unexpected courier." Robert Kiely, Professor of
English and American Literature, Harvard University