Women should come forward to play a vital role in world issues : His Holiness the Dalai LamaSaturday, 21 November 2009, 11:40 a.m.
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on attending the 15th Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture on ‘Women and Peace’ said, ‘Women should come forward to play a vital role in world issues and they have that potential as they have more sensitivity towards other’s sufferings.” Friday, in New Delhi at Siri Fort auditorium.On whether a woman can become the Dalai Lama, Tibetan leader said, ”Why not? Women have every potential.” Talking about peace, His Holiness said it cannot come only from words, but it should come from the heart. ”Bloodshed is not a solution to any issue,” “Every issue has a solution and should be settled through dialogue only,” His Holiness said.The noble peace laureate appealed to the world community to adopt a policy of forgiveness. His Holiness cited an example of Japan and Germany, who have suffered the most from the world wars, but were now working with everyone on global issues.His Holiness the Dalai Lama praised Indian culture of peace and non-violence by saying, ”India has a culture and tradition of non-violence and brotherhood and this culture is thousands of years old”.His Holiness also talked about achieving a harmonious society based on trust, transparency and openness.