The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

IMG_5708 (2)The Seed of Compassion.  Illustrated by Bao Luu.  40 pages.  Published 2020.

We read a Bible worksheet every morning to start our lessons and we follow it up with Mindful Movements from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book for kids.  This was a nice book to read right after that to solidify positive thoughts to start our day.  The Dalai Lama talks about his mother and how she taught compassion from the heart in the short years he lived with her before being chosen as the next Dalai Lama at four years old.  I love when books open up discussions that let me know what’s going on in that big brain of his and this one did that.

Gage’s thoughts… 

This is a memoir.

The Dalai Lama is the head of Buddhism.

Compassion is caring for one another.

This passage sums up the book…

“But only humans have the ability, with discipline and effort, to train the mind.  It’s what makes us different from all other animals.  It is our superpower.  And it is where the seed of compassion thrives.”  pages 32

I’d recommend this book because he’s a good person.


He also read to me Love which was pretty sweet.


9 thoughts on “The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    • stacybuckeye says:

      It’s a good one, but be prepared to talk about reincarnation. Even though we’d never talked about it, after I explained it to Gage he told me that that goes along with what he’s been thinking and he agrees with it. You never know what’s going in those heads of theirs.

      • Literary Feline says:

        That’s good to know, and even better in some ways. We aren’t a particularly religious family, but I have tried in small ways to introduce Mouse to different faiths and belief systems, mostly through reading. We’ve discussed reincarnation before, and I know she was fascinated by the idea.

  1. kaysreadinglife says:

    Very nice! I’m going to enjoy these book reviews with you and Gage! Amazing that he was chosen as the Dalai Lama at age 4. Wow.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      The process is a little wacky to a Christian, but fascinating. And the current Dalai Lama has done so much to be an advocate for peace and everything good about living in this world together.

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