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Dalai Lama

October 31, 2007
by findingDulcinea Staff
Today, a profile of the 14th Dalai Lama, a religious leader who has broken barriers with a philosophy of compassion, tolerance and kindness shared with millions.

Assuaging the Prisoner of Conscience

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“Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.”
—The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, Nobel Lecture, 1989
Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama, the political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Along with hundreds of thousands of Tibetans, he lives in exile in India but spends much of his time traveling the world to speak about non-violence, compassion, and the plight of his countrymen. Often describing his religion as simply “kindness,” the Dalai Lama has become known not only for his global awareness campaign for Tibet and its people, but also for spreading a philosophy of compassion and pacifism to millions of people, regardless of their religious beliefs.

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