3/23/03 message. This is the English translation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s views on war and the Iraq conflict that was shared with Buddhist devotees and others on the first day of the Great Prayer Festival.Editor’s Note: The following is shared here because it is mentioned in the
This speech was translated and issued (through the www.tibet.com Internet website) by the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, 11 March 2003, in Dharmsala, India.
The 14th (and current) Dalai Lama was born in 1935 and enthroned in 1940, but fled in 1959 with 100,000 followers after a failed revolt against the Chinese, who had occupied Tibet since 1950. His government-in-exile is in Dharmsala, India. A revered figure worldwide, he was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end Chinese domination of Tibet.
With that in mind, consider that the Dalai Lama is no stranger to the tensions and tragedies generated through willful political incursions into regions that belong to others. He understands well how such political maneuverings are, themselves, merely outward mechanisms for generating the inner turmoil which the Dark Energies thrive on who have long ruled this planet.
Thus, read his message very carefully to really appreciate the Power and Wisdom of that which he suggests in strategically simple terms. Remember: the REAL fight is not on the physical plane. Thus it is through our summoning and focusing, together, of Higher Energies, through our prayers and attitudes, that peace will ultimately be achieved because the Evil Energies cannot exist in the high-frequency environment of Light so created.