Following the deadly Paris attacks, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama tells that people should not expect God to resolve man-made problems.
‘Work for peace, and don’t expect help from God and governments’
How do you view the terror attacks on Paris?
The Dalai Lama: The twentieth century was a violent one, and more than 200 million people died due to wars and other conflicts. We now see a spillover of the previous century’s bloodshed in this century. If we emphasize more on non-violence and harmony, we can herald a new beginning. Unless we make serious attempts to achieve peace, we will continue to see a replay of the mayhem humanity experienced in the 20th century.
People want to lead a peaceful lives. The terrorists are short-sighted, and this is one of the causes of rampant suicide bombings.
We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. Humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.
I think that only a small percentage of people subscribe to the violent discourse. We are human beings, and there is no basis or justification for killing others. If you consider others as brothers and sisters and respect their rights, then there is no room for violence.
Morality is important for everyone, including religious people and politicians.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. And this article is based on the interview taken by Murali Krishnan in Jalandhar, India Published on DW