This book contains excerpts of the unusually beautiful and inspiring words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His message of the universal need for kindness and consideration at every level of human relations, from person-to-person to global concerns, is one that transcends all cultural and religious boundaries. The book has been compiled from talks the Dalai Lama has made at various universities, monasteries, and interfaith services around the world. His thoughts are at once both lively and profound, for, surprisingly to some who first meet him, His Holiness has a refreshingly wonderful sense of humor. The crucial necessity for world peace, including the overriding threat of nuclear weapons, and the need to show concern for the environment are also interwoven in these Guidelines for Living which should be read by anyone who cares about the fate of our increasingly interdependent and imperiled Earth.