LAMA/FREEDOM IN EXILE
The consumers capacity of the western market is no longer extendable. So the demand from the Chinese economic system seems very helpful - at least in the short run. Fast money is calling ... Only some starry-eyed freaks seem to wonder how much human pain is connected with the "big deals".
If you don't want to close your eyes and if you also want to gobalize your re-sponsibility you will be confronted with some rough piece of history in this autobiography of the XIVth Dalai Lama. A history that massively reaches into our very lifes and times.
The Dalai Lama lives his philosophy of peace and responsibility right in front of our eyes - all we need to do is take a look and then take action ourselves. If not His Holiness who else could develop hatred and resentment against the occupying power of his country ? Instead he demands peaceableness and compassion towards the Chinese from Tibetans left behind in Tibet and those in exile.
Just in our current situation when the Near-East-Conflict dominates the media and the madness of terrorism shakes the world I'd find it very resaonable to listen to the words of the man the Tibetans and many (western) buddhist practicioners regard as the enamation of the Buddha of Compassion.
Another book to stay on my shelf.