Dalai Lama Denounces Chapel Hill Murders
In a statement today the Dalai Lama announced to Chinese state radio that
I am aghast at these murders and want the families to know Buddhists deplore this kind of action by a fellow non-believer. This is not the way of Buddhism.
He announced condolences as only the Dalai Lama can and also said
“Although violence and the use of force may appear powerful and decisive, their benefits are short-lived. Violence can never bring a lasting and long term resolution to any problem, because it is unpredictable and for every problem it seems to solve, others are created. On the other hand, truth remains constant and will ultimately prevail.”
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