Here is a masterly work about the foundations of Buddhist teaching. Written by an unquestionable authority such as the Dalai Lama, The Eye of Wisdom is aimed at both the general public interested in knowing the essentials of Buddhism and the practitioners of the Dharma. The Dalai Lama has the rare virtue of making the most sophisticated philosophical questions of Buddhism available to the general public. At the same time, he does not forget that these teachings were designed to be put into practice. Hence the special attention given to stereotypes and frequent misunderstandings about Buddhist philosophy and praxis. Although The Eye of Wisdom focuses mainly on Tibetan Buddhist forms, it has the merit of rooting the philosophy and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the sister currents of the Far East or Southeast Asia.