Donald Trump is supposed to be a Christian. Yet, he is willing to let hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans in Puerto Rico die through abysmal FEMA management. The president has no trouble endorsing the hate groups that rained terror on Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump enjoys creating fear and chaos in the White House and across the country. Now, it is time to face the consequences.
The world-famous Dalai Lama, who is the hip spiritual leader of Tibet exiled to India, modestly considers himself a simple monk. The 82-year-old appears on late night television shows and makes other appearances to spread his message of peace and human rights.
Although he has openly criticized Donald Trump, he says that he hopes that our people will do the right thing. Still, he is fearful that the US has become “selfish, nationalist,” according to The Washington Post:
‘Your ancestors really considered the importance of liberty, freedom, democracy, these things. The present president, in the very beginning he mentioned “America first.” That sounded in my ear not very nice.’
He worries that Trump is ignoring global warming, which is something that touches everyone, regardless of nation or religion. The Washington Post continued.
‘The present president is not much paying attention to ecology. So on that, I feel some reservation. But anyway, the American people elected him, so I must respect [that].’
This wise man hosted a Five Fifty Forum where he said:
‘Every problem on this planet, including our problem, must be solved with respect and mutually acceptable [solutions].’
With great genius comes humor, and the Dalai Lama joked:
‘For the last several centuries, praying to Buddha more or less failed. So I think we need to take a more practical approach.’
He is continuously critical of countries using war as a solution instead of negotiation and diplomacy. The Dalai Lama believes that military power never solves a problem. He also laments Britain opting out of the European Union and calls for all countries to work together:
‘That’s my vision. That’s my hope.’
The spiritual leader encourages a common solution for China and Tibet. The larger country has reached its tentacles into the much smaller nation. He is ever hopeful that there will be talks between the two countries, but China has ruled Tibet brutally since 2010.
The Dalai Lama says that nationalism is contrary to his ideals of human rights and a healthy environment. Congress has long supported him. However, he is uncertain about our nation’s future.
So are we.
Check out this video by the Dalai Lama and his hope for a peaceful world below via his Twitter page:
HHDL speaks of the hope for a future compassionate world if we make effort now from his talk in Delhi on April 27th. https://t.co/CJkOvvzAZh
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) April 28, 2017
Featured Image via the Dalai Lama’s Twitter Page.