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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,
outraged?
                                                                                                                AGUASCALIENTES. MEXICO
   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].
                     loanaCotar,
   .                 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?
                                                                                                                             Arnie Domingo,
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-



                                               Asw
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
                                                                                                                              rlut july      5, zoro

				
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