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Monday, October 12, 2009
Dalai Lama's prize for Love and Forgiveness
(Fetzer) The Dalai Lama, who is the spiri-tual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, dedicates his life to cultivating goodness in the world. He teaches that violence does not provide answers — only suffering.
Honored with a 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peaceful relations between Tibet and China, he continues to seek a mutually beneficial resolution based in understanding, reconciliation, and unity. By focusing much of his work on what he calls “educating the heart,” he inspires all to nurture love, forgiveness, and compassion within themselves as an essential starting point for achieving widespread peace. “All major religions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion, and forgiveness…the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.” -- Dalai Lama