Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says the 21st century should be century of dialogue to achieve world peace.
NEW DELHI, INDIA (JANUARY 21, 2017) (ANI) – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday (January 21) said the 21st century should be century of dialogue to achieve world peace.
The Dalai Lama said dialogue should be the only means to resolve any conflict and urged people to be the agent of change in this regard.
“I usually describe this 21st century should be century of dialogue. Whenever here is some problem — talk. So if you start effort (in this regard) now I think within this century you can see peace in the world,” the Dalai Lama told a seminar in New Delhi.
The Dalai Lama added that the constituency for non-violence had grown in the world after major conflicts in the 20th century.
“Peace, non-violence, I think, is very much growing. In Japan, I think, anti-nuclear (sentiment) is very strong and in Europe (it is) very good,” the Dalai Lama added.
The Dalai Lama, who fled his homeland after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959, lives in India with thousands of his followers.
Exiled Tibetans and rights groups say China, which took control of Tibet in 1950, has tried to stamp out religious freedom and culture in the Himalayan region. China rejects the criticism, saying its rule has ended serfdom and brought development.