January 21, 2009

The Dalai Lama of Tibet Says Non-violence Can't Tackle Terror - Their Minds Are Closed!

The Dalai Lama speaks great words of wisdom that humanity must heed for all of our sake. The terrorist mindset is a disease that is spreading rapidly. He is absolutely right in stating the only way to tackle this disease is to stop it at the root. Terrorist recruit the poorest of the poor children throughout the world. Most of them have been left parentless because of the terrorist and are forced to embrace the terrorist organizations in exchange for needing to feel that they belong. The terrorists are conniving, cowardly human beings who will stop at nothing to spread their hateful ideology.


The Times of India
Non-violence can't tackle terror: Dalai Lama
18 Jan 2009, 0451 hrs IST, PTI

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed.

"It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here.

He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.

"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said.

He said that the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention. The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned when he said "I love President George W Bush." He went on to add how he and the US President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike politicians who take a while to develop close ties.

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