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Dalai Lama will now take your questions
Do you ever feel angry or Do you miss Tibet?
P amela D elg ado C 6rdob a,
Kantesh Guttal. Put'rt, IuoI'r
ahuman Yes. Tibetan culture is not onlY
Oh, yes, of course.I'm
being. Cenerally speaking, if ancienI but releva nt to todaY's
ahuman being never shows world. After seeing the prob-
anger, then I think some-
lems of vioience, we realize
thing's wrong. He's not right that Tibetan culture is one of
in the brain. I aughs.] compassion and nonviolence.
There is also the climate. In
How do you stay so oPtimistic India during monsoon season,
and faithful when there is so it is too wet. Then, I very much
much hate in the world? miss[Tibet].
. FRANKFURT What do you say to People who
I always look at any event use religion as a Pretext to
from awider angle. There's violence or killing?
always some problem, some
killing, some murder or ter- QUEZON CITY, THE PHILIPPINES
rorist act or scandal everY- There are innocent, faithful
people that are maniPulated
where, every day. But ifYou
think the whole world is like by some other people whose
that, you're wrong. Out of interest is different. Their in-
terest is not religionbut Pow-
6 billion humans, the trouble-
makers are just a handful. er or sometimes moneY. TheY
manipulate religious faith. In
How has the role set out for You such cases, we must make a
changed since you first came to distinction: these [bad things]
be the Dalai Lama? are not caused by religion'
Andy Thomas, very narrow and shortsighted. always had this view about
CARMARTHEN, WALES They are not looking at it in a the modern education system: Have you evel tried on a Pair of
I became the Dalai Lama not holistic way. However, with- we pay attention to brain trousers?
on a volunteer basis. Whether in the People's Republic of development, but the develop- lu Huang, srAMFoRD, coNN.
I was willing or not, I [had to China, there is wider contact ment of warmheartedness we When it's very, very cold. And
with the outside world. There take for granted. particular\ in r959, when I
studyl Buddhist philosophy
like an ordinary monk stu- are more and more voices escaped, I wore trousers, like
dent in these big monastic of discontentment among the Have you ever thou$ht about Iaypeople dressed. So I have
institutions. Eventually I people, particularly among being a normal person instead experience.
realized I have a responsibil- the intellectuals. Things of being the Dalai Lama?
will change-that's bound Grego Franco, MANILA Do you believe Your time here
ity. Sometimes it is difficult,
to happen. Yes, at a young age. Some- on earth has been a success?
but where there is some chal-
times I felt, "Oh, this is a Les Lucas, KELowNA, cANADA
lenge, that is also truly an
opportunity to serve more. How can we teach our children burden. I wish I was an Hmmm. That's relative. It's so
not to be angry? unknown Tibetan. Then difficult to say. AII human life
RobynRice, I'd have more freedom." But is some part failure and some
Do you see any PossibilitY of
reconciliation with the Chinese GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. then later I realized that part achievement. I
government in your lifetime? Children always lookto their my position was something
useful to others. Nowadays VIDEO Af TIME.COM
losephK.H. Cheng, parents. Parents should be
MELBOURNE more calm. You can teach I feel happy that I'm Dalai To watch inter-
children that you face a lot Lama. At the same time, I views with
Yes, there is a possibility. But I
of problems but you must never feel that I'm some spe- the Dalai Lama
think past experience shows
it is not easy. Many of these react to those problems with a cial person. Same-we are all and other newsmakers, go to
hard-liners. their outlook is calm mind and reason. I have the same. time.com/loquestions
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