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Poll: Can Humanity Unite to Solve Its Problems as the Dalai Lama Urges?

Tibetan spiritual leader says: “We are all one.” But the daily news seems to say otherwise.

In his talk Wednesday morning at UC San Diego, the Dalai Lama said: “We need full cooperation based on a clear realization that we are all one. Each and every individual’s future depends on the entire humanity, especially right now.”

Many in the audience were moved to tears during his remarks on global warming.  But given the deep divides over many questions, can the Tibetan spiritual leader’s optimism bear fruit?

Batman April 20, 2012 at 09:40 PM
And what makes this Tibetan monk any more of an authority on global warming than any of the pastors at our local churches? Was the Dalai Lama speaking his own mind or just saying what the universities wanted him to say?
SJ April 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I would like to see his concept that one should be a citizen of the world, not nations, discussed. The tyranny that can be packed into one such seemingly simple idea is astronomical. Did he address the suffering of his own people under a system that also envisions an eventual universal system?
Kevin George April 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Hey Jamie I was thinking of you just now...............out in the garden when I heard a commotion above, I looked up and it was two mocking birds chasing a raven that had a baby mocking bird struggling for life in its beak. Ya those birds....... and all that respect.
Craig Maxwell April 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x-nQ-vPw5k
Steven Bartholow April 21, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I just have to say, I really don't think the Dalai Lama says anything he doesn't want to say. He doesn't exactly seem like he's easily intimidated. And, since his statements were along the lines of how humanity can cope with a major issue, and not scientifically proving global warming, what's it matter what kind of authority he is on the science? He's spent his life pondering how humanity can cope- worth hearing what he has to say.

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