Just in case you’ve been wondering what book Franco Debono is sporting on todays The Times front page, fret not and read on. He was seen carrying the mystery book last night on his way to parliament where the No Confidence Vote in the government was going to be discussed.

The book is “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” by  Tibetan Dzogchen Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche. Since I’m a true gem I’m even linking to amazon just in case you would like to get yourself a copy too.  

I think the choice of book speaks louder than any words can possibly utter. The book’s synopsis (taken from amazon) says the following:

This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

Quite a lot to chew on if you ask me. What does Franco Debono want to secretly tell us by showing off this book? Moreover, it was the only thing he seemed to be carrying in his hands, and so very close to his heart. If you ask me, this is simpy not fair. Now apart from trying to guess which way he’s going to swing on Thursday when it comes to the confidence vote, I also have to worry about his choice of books. Us mere mortals simply want an answer, is that too much to ask for?