Table of contents for Samdhong Rinpoche : Uncompromising truth for a compromised world : Tibetan Buddhism and today's world / conceived, recorded, and edited by Donovan Roebert ; foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

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CONTENTS
Foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama	xi
Preface	xiii
Acknowledgments	xix
The Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche	xxi
PART I: THE LONG ROAD TO NOW
Introduction	3
The Dialogues:	7
Origins	7
Biological Evolution	9
Societies	12
Culture	16
Governance	18
Economies	20
Industry and Commerce	23
Law 	25
Philosophy	30
Religion	34
Morality	38
Spirituality 	41 
Science	43
Art	45
Complexity and Escapism 	48
Civilization and Decline	53
The Future in Prospect	56
PART II: THE MODERN INDIVIDUAL
Introduction	63
The Dialogues	67
PART III: HUMANKIND IN SAMSARA, ON EARTH, 
AND IN THE UNIVERSE
Introduction	79
The Dialogues:	80
The Gap between Governments and the Governed	80
Law as Moral Sufficiency	82
Environmental Destruction 	85
International Influence and Expansionism	89
Power	93
Violence and War	96
America and the Superpower Principle	98
Toothless International Law	102
The Ideal	103
A View on This Millennium	104
PART IV: TIBET¿THE MODERN WORLD¿S 
HIDDEN TRAGEDY
Introduction	115
The Invasion and Occupation of Tibet	116
Tibet at the United Nations	117
The Cultural Revolution	117
Post-Maoist Policies	118
The Scope of Abuse	122
Religious Persecution	124
Two Statements from April 2003	125
Plunder and Destruction for China¿s Benefit	126
Population Transfer: China¿s ¿Final Solution¿ for Tibet	131
The Status of Tibet	132
What Tibetans Want	133
The Response from Beijing	135
The Dialogues:	137
The Karma of Tibet	137
Tibet and Taiwan: Contrasting Stances	141
Preserving Dharma and Buddhist Culture in Tibet	142
The Future Vision of Tibet	144
Losing Patience With Non-Violence	155
PART V: SATYAGRAHA AND AHIMSA 
(TRUTH-INSISTENCE AND NON-HARMFULNESS)
Introduction	163
The Dialogues	167
PART VI: THE FOUNDATIONAL VIEW¿BUDDHADHARMA
The Life of Siddhartha Gotama 	181
The First Noble Truth: The Truth of Suffering	182
The Second Noble Truth: The Truth of the Causes of Suffering	183
The Third Noble Truth: The Truth of the Cessation of Suffering	184
The Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path	184
Karma	188
Rebirth	189
Interdependent Origination	189
Impermanence, Suffering, Not-Self	190
The Five Aggregates	190
Compassion	191
Wisdom-Compassion and the Six Perfections	192
Bodhicitta and Skilful Means	192
The Bodhisattva	193
The Inner and Outer Lama	193
Study and Practice	194
The Vajrayana	194
View, Conduct, Meditation	195
Taking Refuge	196
The Dialogues	197	
Conclusion	233
Glossary of Terms	235
Biographical Notes	237
Index	239

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Rinpoche, Samdhong -- Interviews.
Tibetans -- India -- Interviews.
Political refugees -- India -- Interviews.
Lamas -- India -- Interviews.