His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks about the hope for a compassionate world in the future if we make effort now in this clip from his talk on "Compassion and Global Responsibility" given at the India International Centre in New Delhi, India on April 27, 2017. The full talk and question & answer session can be viewed at https://youtu.be/LxEpvFP5-Dc
We all have the same desire to live happily free from sorrow. But we also face a multitude of problems, most of which are of our own making. Many of them derive from our giving in to our disturbing emotions. Even if we’re self-centred, to be motivated by compassion is good because it leads to self-confidence, less fear and greater trust. Whereas being motivated by disturbing emotions leads to distrust and suspicion
The sight of violence makes us recoil, but we don’t notice damage to the environment until it’s already happened and there’s little to be done. Climate change is already affecting millions of farmers. We are interdependent as never before and yet we still tend to think in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’. This Earth Day we need a greater sense of global responsibility based on our belonging to one human family.
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