DALAI LAMA HOPES TRUMP AND PUTIN WILL COME CLOSER AND BRING IN MORE PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE WORLD
Exiled Tibet spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama has expressed the hope that the newly elected US president Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin would come closer and work towards creating global peace. ""World is moving towards peace and non violence as countries including Japan and European Union are working towards peace and nuclear disarmament as using force has become outdated worldwide.
""We should all develop inner value of compassion as all religions in common teach us cultivating love and compassion, Although they advocate different philosophical views, their purpose is ultimately to support the practice of love and compassion. A third aspect is cultural and is often influenced by social customs. Where these are out of date, as gender bias and caste discrimination are today when everyone is considered equal, they should change. We need to focus on the oneness and equality of all human beings, recognising that thinking in terms of âusâ and âthemâ leads to conflict,â he said wduring an interactive session organized by FICCI Ladies Organisation.
He called for the need to develop compassion and warm-heartedness to survive in the increasingly inter-dependent world. Since women are more inclined to be compassionate, their role is more important in creating the more peaceful society that the world aspires to achieve, he said.
âThe world today needs leaders with compassion as compassion towards others builds trust and loyalty. Women, biologically, are more sensitive towards others that means the world needs more women leaders. We must take steps wherever necessary to improve educational opportunities with emphasis on secularism and hygiene for all especially women so that everyone lives a healthy life,"" The Dalai Lama said.
""Peace was not something external to us. It was something within our hearts; that destructive emotions like anger disturb our peace of mind and distract our ability to judge right from wrong. Love and compassionâthe essence of all major religious traditionsâare fundamental to human happiness. What we need is an education in warm-heartedness. To make the world a more peaceful place, peace in the world will only come about through inner peace, just as global disarmament will only be achieved by beginning with inner disarmament,ââ he added."