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Dalai Lama says corruption is the cancer of the modern world

In 2014 His Holiness the Dalai Lama remains the most significant spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and other Buddhists worldwide. Recently, the Dalai Lama commented that corruption is a form of violence, reported on Jan. 6, 2014. He has said that he sees many of the problems the world faces today as being created by humans themselves, and that it is the sense of ‘them’ and ‘us’ which has led to violence and deception.

Dalai Lama Attends The Global Buddhist Congregation In Delhi , India
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It is the position of the Dalai Lama that education has the power to transform humanity and to help in the creation of a more compassionate world. His sense of what a good all around education is always comes around to mentioning the need for the nurturing of not just intellectual capacity and knowledge in our education system, but also human compassion. He has said, “It seems to me that modern education is largely materialistic and fosters material values. We develop smart brains through such education, but we also need to develop a good heart so that our education doesn’t become too self- centered.”

Corruption is standing in the way of everything that is potentially good for billions of the people on the planet and the Dalai Lama has expressed the belief that corruption is the cancer of the modern world. He takes the position that this corruption must be confronted, not neglected and forgotten. The Dalai Lama has said from exile in India, “For the good of society we have to educate people about basic inner values. This is a country with a long tradition of non-violence. What we have to understand is that corruption is a form of violence.” These concerns about corruption are something mankind struggles with together across the entire world.

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