Dalai Lama tells the world: Don’t just pray for Paris, work for peace

  • The Dalai Lama encourages the world to not just pray for Paris
  • He says prayers alone will not solve terrorism, but encourages everyone to work for peace
  • He also calls for a systematic approach to end the violence in the world.

The Dalai Lama has spoken about the recent terror attack in France and said that prayers alone will not help the victims who perished in the violence. Instead, he urged everyone to work for peace.

In an interview with German broadcasting company Deutsche Welle, the Tibetan spiritual leader said it would be illogical for humans to seek divine help for the chaos they themselves created.

“We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying,” the Dalai Lama said.

“But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place,” he added.

The Dalai Lama made the remark in the aftermath of the Paris attack which killed 129 people last November 13.

He said prayers will not help subside the violence in the world, and advocates a “systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony.” (Click here to read more)


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