By ROSA CIRIANNI
Associated Press Writer
September 26, 2005, 11:05 AM EDT
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Dalai Lama told 36,000 people at Rutgers Stadium that the concept of war was outdated and young people have a responsibility to make this century one of peace.
"This whole planet is just us," the 70-year-old exiled monk said Sunday. "Therefore, destruction of another area essentially is destruction of yourself."
Tibet's spiritual leader also urged the audience to develop a wider world perspective, not just focus on "America, America, America."
In his lecture, "Peace, War and Reconciliation," the Dalai Lama said society's dream should be a world free of nuclear and biological weapons.
He noted their danger -- and their expense, saying some African states have an abundance of weapons, but not enough food.
James's comment: The Dalai Lama is (in my view) one of the wisest spiritual and political leaders that we have. I only wish that President George W. Bush would meet with this great man and take advantage of his great wisdom and peaceful energy.
I enjoy how the Dalai Lama speaks in a clear and simple manner because the truth does not take complex wording. What a blessing to all of us to have this great bodhisattva amongst. May we all take his words to heart and work for a more peaceful world.
-Peace to all beings-
Monday, September 26, 2005
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