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Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:06 PM

Dalai Lama re: Paris. "“We cannot solve this problem only through prayers”

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"Speaking to Germany’s state-run media outlet Deutsche Welle yesterday (Nov. 16), the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner said people should not expect God to stem the horror and tragedy of the Paris attacks. He advocated instead for a “systematic approach” to foster harmony and humanistic values.

We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.

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, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments.

His response to the Paris attacks echoes remarks he made in 2003 about the Sept. 11 attacks in New York two years earlier, in which he said the “real antidote” to terrorism is compassion and dialogue—although he suggested then that violent countermeasures might be necessary to fight terrorism."

http://qz.com/552283/the-dalai-lama-on-paris-we-cannot-solve-this-problem-only-through-prayers/

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Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:15 PM

1. The onus is on us n/t

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Response to Rebkeh (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:20 PM

3. Yup. The Dali Lama would never pass the Christian refugee purity test

He makes too much sense

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Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:20 PM

2. Can't solve it ANY with prayers.

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