Non-violence cannot tackle terrorism: Dalai Lama
Jan 17, 2009
New Delhi The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence candidly
stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of
because the minds of terrorists are closed.
"It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the
spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture
He termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried
few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.
"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill
is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said.
He said the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention.
The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned
said "I love President George W Bush." He went on to add how he and the
President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike
who take a while to develop close ties.
"I told him 'I love you but some of your policies I oppose'," said the
spiritual leader to a loud round of applause from the audience which
Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, Election Commissioner Navin Chawla and
ministers, diplomats and artistes.
The Dalai Lama said in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks he had asked Bush
spend billions of dollars on education and promotion of non-violence