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Dalai Lama calls for dialogues to solve problems of violence

Guwahati: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today called for dialogues with a sense of concern at all levels for solving the problems of violence in the world.“Just saying we want peace is not enough. But

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 02, 2014 15:55 IST ]
dalai lama calls for dialogues to solve problems of violence
dalai lama calls for dialogues to solve problems of violence

Guwahati: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today called for dialogues with a sense of concern at all levels for solving the problems of violence in the world.


“Just saying we want peace is not enough. But the causes of violence should be solved through dialogue. Try to solve local problems keeping in mind solutions to global problems”, the Dalai Lama said while delivering the First LBS Founders' Commemorative Lecture on ‘A Human Approach to Peace and the Individual' here.

“If local problems are not solved keeping in mind solutions to global problems, the violence will erupt. The use of force will get unexpected consequences. Use of force today is outdated”, he told a huge gathering of Tibetan refugees and others at the Nehru Stadium.

Referring to conflicts and wars across the world, the Tibetan spiritual leader said, “the motivation for wars may be good but when the method is not good they have unexpected consequences. That is why we must educate people on non-violence at all level”.

“Non-violence method, however, cannot have one sided victory and one sided defeat. Then confrontation will come leading to violence”, he pointed out.

“With this belief we (Tibet) are not seeking independence from China”, the Tibetan spiritual leader said.  “Look at the European Union. The people there are more mature and think according to reality. Their partners earlier fought each other. But now they developed the idea about EU ...very practical”, he said.

“I tell my African fiends that their future depends on unity. North and South America can also solve their problems through human ways”, he said.

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