Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Word from the Dalai Lama
In New Delhi in November the Dalai Lama called for disarmament to pave the way for peace. He called for a violence-free world, and the need to demilitarize the world. "But before we work for universal disarmament, we must first go through internal disarmament," the Ocean of Widom said.
The Dalai Lama said that in the last century 200 million lives - two hundred million sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, were lost in war and bloodshed.
He pointed out that billions of dollars are being spent on nuclear weapons, while poverty is left unsolved at both national and global levels.
"Some people, when confronted with many global problems.....feel helpless and discouraged. That is a mistake," the Dalai Lama said. "The inititiative must come from individuals. Small acts of kindness do make a difference."
Thank you, Great One. I needed that message of hope.