His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Photo: Ven Tenzin Jamphel

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Dharamshala, India — "Our world has become so interdependent that violent conflict between two countries inevitably impacts the rest of the world. Hope for dialogue to restore peace in Ukraine," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, on February 28, 2022.

"I have been deeply saddened by the conflict in Ukraine," said His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, referring to what is happening in Ukraine.

"Our world has become so interdependent that violent conflict between two countries inevitably impacts the rest of the world. War is outdated – non-violence is the only way. We need to develop a sense of the oneness of humanity by considering other human beings as brothers and sisters. This is how we will build a more peaceful world," the spiritual leader of Tibet said.

"Problems and disagreements are best resolved through dialogue. Genuine peace comes about through mutual understanding and respect for each other’s wellbeing," he continues.

"We must not lose hope. The 20th century was a century of war and bloodshed. The 21st century must be a century of dialogue," His Holiness added.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded with "I pray that peace is swiftly restored in Ukraine".

 

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