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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Dalai Lama’s comment on the Terrorist Attacks is making waves internationally—even in mainstream media. It’s the very top post on Reddit. ~ Waylon Lewis, Elephant Journal

Dalai Lama: ‘Humans Have Created This Problem’ and Must Solve ~ excerpted, adapted ~ Ken Meyers

In the wake of the attacks that devastated Paris, the Dalai Lama followed Pope Francis to become the second spiritual world leader to offer sympathies to the people of France. The Buddhist leader denounced the violence as the short-sighted actions of out-of-control people... 

(Change requires) real, humanistic actions made in the name of peace. “We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighborhood and society.”

The Dalai Lama’s comments came during an interview with Deutsche Welle, in which he mused that the terror attacks were the result of “superficial differences” between faiths and nationalities, and that humans must actively work to address the problems they created.

"We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony. If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society..."

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