Présentation de l'éditeur
According to author Shamar Rinpoche, from his perspective as a simple Buddhist teacher, three things are necessary to enable humans to gain the maximum benefit from a democratic system of government: first, the smallest, most local democratic unit -- a village, for example -- must be granted the right and the duty to control the activities of the democratic unit above it, such as a county or state; second, the public must become politically literate before they can fully participate in self-rule; and third, all forms of political propaganda should be banned from public life. In the first section of this book, the author explores the principles and philosophy that underlie the ideal state, and in the second section, the author presents his suggestions regarding the structure and administration of the ideal state, a genuine democratic system of governance that promotes the welfare and prosperity of a country's citizens.
Biographie de l'auteur
Shamar Rinpoche (1952–2014), Mipham Chökyi Lodrö, was the 14th Shamarpa. Born in 1952, in Derge, Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa in 1957, and by the 14th Dalai Lama. Shamar Rinpoche was an accomplished Buddhist master and teacher. Over the years, Shamar Rinpoche founded several non-profit organizations worldwide engaged in charitable activities, including projects to provide schooling for children born into poverty, and an organization committed to promoting animal rights. Rinpoche authored several books during his lifetime, including a key text for students, The Path to Awakening (Delphinium Books distributed by Harper Collins, 2014), a presentation of Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s Seven Points of Mind Training.