In de Britse krant ‘Daily Telegraph’ staat een interessant interview met de Dalai Lama, de spiritueel leider van Tibet. Hij geeft zijn visie op het Westen, maar ook op terrorisme.
Het artikel is hier te lezen.
The West’s big problem, he believes, is that people have become too self-absorbed. “I don’t think people have become more selfish, but their lives have become easier and that has spoilt them. They have less resilience, they expect more, they constantly compare themselves to others and they have too much choice – which brings no real freedom.”
Recently Tony Blair said that God would judge him on his decision to go to war with Iraq. The Dalai Lama snorts and swings his Dr Martens-clad feet in amusement. “Surely, history will judge. Buddha was always against violence, but I don’t know about God.”
Terrorists, he warns, must be treated humanely. “Otherwise, the problem will escalate. If there is one Bin Laden killed today, soon there will be 10 Bin Ladens. Awesome. Ten Bin Ladens killed, the hatred is spread; 100 bombed, and 1,000 lose members of their families.”
zaterdag 01 april 2006 :: 13.45 uur