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World Needs More Peace, Less Violence: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

November 9, 2010

YC. Dhadhophonya
The Tibet Post International
November 8, 2010

Osaka -- Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness
the 14th Dalai Lama on Sunday (7 November) had a
private meetings with some Tibet supporters this
morning. A delegation from Korea comprising some
dignitaries also had a brief audience with His Holiness.

As a main event of the day, His Holiness gave a
talk to a gathering comprising 5000 young people
including representatives from some 29 countries
at Intex hall in Osaka city. The talk is one of
main events of Junior Chamber of Commerce's
eight-day program entitled "Peace Conference of Youth".

His Holiness expressed his happiness over meeting
so many young people and being able to interact
with the young people on the occasion. His
Holiness said that this 21st century belongs to
the young people and it is their responsibility
in making a new world of peace and less violence.
"Desire for peace only is not enough, it must
come with concrete action. Peace does not means
the absence of violence, difference of opinion
and conflict is bound to be there. But the means
to solve and redress these differences and
conflicts should be through proper dialogue and
not war. Destruction of your neighbor is destruction of yourself.

"Science and technology has greatly benefited the
humanity in bringing material prosperity and
conveniences, but it has its own limitation.
Material progress alone does not bring happiness.
Japan is one of the most industralized and
developed nations, but loneliness and suicides
abound in this nation. This is because we tend to
forget the inner value and development of our mind.

"Scientists have been studying matters, now these
days scientists have began to study their own
mind. Science and technology are very important,
but the mind of the human beings who are the
ultimate users of these technologies should also
develop accordingly in a positive direction so
that the technologies are used for the welfare of humanity and world peace.

"Peace comes from human action, human action
comes from motivation, so in order to have a good
and peaceful motivation, human being first should
have a peace within themselves." Said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Afternoon session was discussion with the members
of the Chambers and their presentations. Foreign
participants made a brief presentations about the
youths' activities in their own countries for
world peace. His Holiness advised the young
participants that the concept of "We and They"
should be narrowed to include everyone in "we".

His Holiness' talk was received by the gathering
with standing ovation, the Chairman Mr. Yasuyuki
Honda and the members thanked His Holiness for
his advise and said that His Holiness vision for
world peace will live in the young people's heart.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the entourage
members left Osaka for Nara city in the evening.
His Holiness is scheduled to give talk to
Buddhist and Shinto priests, and later to the
general public at Todaiji Temple in Nara city tomorrow.
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