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"I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. It is the foundation for world peace."

Dalai Lama says he learned a lot from 'Guru' India

November 22, 2009

November 21, 2009

Dharamsala, November 20 -- "India has a culture
and tradition of non-violence and brotherhood and
this culture is thousands of years old," said His
Holiness the Dalai Lama. The 74 year old Nobel
laureate said he has learned a lot from India,
his home since 1959 when he fled Tibet after Chinese occupation.

His Holiness was speaking as a distinguished
guest at the 15th Justice Sunanda Bhandare
Memorial Lecture on 'Women and Peace' in the
Indian capital where he arrived from Italy after
attending the 5th World Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet.

"Women should come forward to play a vital role
in world issues and they have that potential as
they have more sensitivity towards other's sufferings."

Talking about peace, His Holiness said it cannot
come only from words, but it should come from the
heart. "Bloodshed is not a solution to any issue."

"Every issue has a solution and should be settled
through dialogue only," His Holiness said.

He appealed to the world community to adopt a
policy of forgiveness. He gave an example of
Japan and Germany, who have suffered the most
from the world wars, but were now working with everyone on global issues.

Delhi High Court Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah,
Justice Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the
Delhi High Court and the first woman to become
Chief Justice of a state HC, and Orissa Governor
M C Bhandare were also present on the occasion.
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