The Voice of Hope: Aung San Suu Kyi from Prison - and A Letter To A Dictator (Hardcover)

The Voice of Hope: Aung San Suu Kyi from Prison - and A Letter To A Dictator By Alan E. Clements, Fergus Harlow Cover Image
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Burma's nonviolent "revolution of the spirit" remains one of the most inspiring and significant movements ever. A conclusion to 43 years of investigative research and personal involvement by Alan Clements, this book presents not only a compelling case for the release of Burma's Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners but an explanation for the (corporate-media-facilitated and politically expedient) patriarchal disgrace of a courageously wise feminine-inspired Buddhist leader - a 77 year old political spiritual luminary likened to Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Martin Luther King - and her peoples' nationwide movement.

Examining the role of the international press in the ongoing crisis and the intricacies of a Dharma-based revolution as taught to Aung San Suu Kyi and National League for Democracy leaders by the late Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita, The Voice of Hope: Aung San Suu Kyi from Prison and a Letter to a Dictator is not only a tribute to the people of Burma's unwavering quest for democracy and freedom but an articulate first-of-its-kind indictment of the international community's apathy, illustrating the inherent danger of turning away from the country's legitimate civilian elected government.

Included in this concisely presented work is an in-depth compilation of Aung San Suu Kyi's position on the Rohingya crisis in her own words, a summary of the author's findings on the first anniversary of the 2021 military coup and a detailed conversation between the authors that covers the nature of their work and of freedom itself as it relates to the ongoing struggle for democracy in Burma.

The book concludes with an unprecedented, compassionately motivated letter highlighting the power of redemption to Ming Aung Hlaing - presently the world's foremost criminal terrorist - from Alan Clements (a former Buddhist monk in Burma), and an open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi from renowned Rinpoche Dzongsar Jamyang Khyenste.

"This book is a beacon in the dark. By illuminating in vivid detail, the catastrophe unfolding in Burma and the world's indifference to it, Alan Clements and Fergus Harlow shine a harsh but compassionate light on the crisis of humanity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. For anyone who cares about the plight of Burma and the fate of our global village, this book will shock you, upset you, and challenge you to do whatever is in your power to imagine and realize another way of being together in this fragile, vulnerable and suffering world." -Stephen Batchelor, Author of After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Product Details
ISBN: 9781953508317
ISBN-10: 1953508316
Publisher: World Dharma Publications
Publication Date: January 20th, 2023
Pages: 268
Language: English