Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni
Author: HH The XIV Dalai Lama
The important small volume, Advice from Buddha Sakyamuni, on the discipline to be observed by monks following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is based on the Intermediary Verses of the Vinaya Sutra. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet has composed this work for the benefit of all beings, and gives a concise but thorough commentary on the monastic vows and how to uphold them in a pure manner.
However, it should be noted that His focus on the necessity and wisdom of keeping strict moral discipline is not only of relevance to those holding monastic vows in our world. His commentary also contains timely advice for all who wish to live in harmony and peace with other sentient beings, and as such will be of enduring interest to a wide readership.