Dalai Lama on the Roots of Peace

This thought-provoking quote from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama helps to identify what is needed in order to have a peace that lasts. For all of us who Care2 make a difference, this quote from the Dalai Lama will speak volumes:

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
–The 14th Dalai Lama

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Aud Nordby
Aud n5 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Will Rogers
Will Rogers5 years ago

What people forget is that until 1959, Tibet was a Slave society run by fundamentalist Buddhists. Every family had to give their temple one of their sons. A theocratic society with more than a hundred religious holidays a year, the people (of whom most were living in abject medieval like poverty conditions) were ruled by myth and superstition. The majority of the people were inherited debt slaves, still paying off their ancestors debts to the temples who owned most of the land. 
Slavery was outlawed in Tibet when? 1959. First public schools? 1960. First university? 1960. First hospital 1960. All after the Dalai Lama and the royal and religious elite had left. 
It is evident that I am not a royalist neither do I respect religious leaders, the pope included, so when I see a man revered as some kind of god-king I tend to be cynical, I try my best not to be brainwashed by ancient dogma and modern fads. So at the risk of being unfashionable...Am I only one that thinks the Dalai Lama is a little bit fishy?

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago

He certainly gets right down to the heart of the matter, doesn't he? What a wonderful, wonderful man!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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EcoWorrier M6 years ago

thanks for postie.

Faith B.
Faith Billingham6 years ago

great article, thank you! :)

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Judith C.
Judith C7 years ago

thank you