The world is getting better, says the Dalai Lama
RIGA, September 25 — RIA Novosti, Olga Lipic. People are fed up with wars, violence, suffering and the world is getting better, and governments need to pay more attention to moral education and justice in the distribution of wealth, says the Dalai Lama.
He said this during a dialogue with scholars and students of his teachings on Monday in Riga.
“I believe that the world is getting better. Because of the suffering of the world wars people have become more Mature, they are already fed up with the violence. People today strive for peace, opposed to violence,” said the Dalai Lama.
In his view, in the second half of the last century way of thinking in society has significantly changed. “If in the first half of the twentieth century citizens of different States was proud to participate in declared wars, supported them in the second half of the year, for example, the events in Vietnam, the conflict in Iraq has caused mass protests and demonstrations of the American people. And in Europe, has experienced a lot of suffering from the First and Second world wars, the people, relying on common sense, to establish the European Union. With the same mentality he could not appear,” — said the spiritual leader.
To the question about the likelihood of a third world war he replied that although “some political leaders speak out in this way,” he “personally thinks”.
“Because if you really use nuclear weapons to destroy not only the enemy, but also themselves,” explained the Dalai Lama.
Culture and socialism
Russian playwright and Director, a former Director of the theatre “Practice” Ivan Vyrypaev asked whether state control of culture. “I think the government should not control the development of culture,” — said the Dalai Lama.
As for economic theories of the Buddhist leader called himself a socialist and even a Marxist, especially in the aspect of equal distribution of wealth. “But Lenin, his totalitarian control of thinking, intellectuals, culture is perverted the original Marxism… But gradually it will change,” — said the Dalai Lama.