Dharamsala – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama and spiritual leader for Buddhists and non-Buddhist followers all over the world, told Larry King that the world would be less violent with women in charge in a recent television interview.
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“Sometimes I really feel that more women should take responsibility in the leadership of our planet.” he explained. “It would mean less violence.”
The Dalai Lama declined to support Hillary Clinton for U.S. president however, saying that he likes to stay neutral in matters of politics.
The rest of the interview includes the Dalai Lama chiming in on aging and sex among other things, as well as revealing his personal opinions on the state of the world.
The Dalai Lama has been the leader of the Tibetan people since 1950 and is considered one of the top living spiritual teachers in the world. He has been living in exile in Dharamsala, India, since Tibet was overrun by China.
In 2013, the Dalai Lama told the British newspaper The Telegraph that he would be pleased to have a female successor to his position, which passes on after his death.
“Female(s) have more potential so should take more active role regarding promotion of human compassion” he told interviewer Cathy Newman.
“”The need to promote a more altruistic society” he continued, means that “we might be entering the ‘age of the woman.'”
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“We have to analyse what went wrong in the 20th century. At this very moment, people are killing each other. We cannot remain indifferent to the conflicts in the world because we are all one. We have to think how to create more peaceful 21st century,” he said. “In order to produce warm hearted and compassionate humanity, we have to make every effort. In that aspect, biologically, females have more ability. Women should take more active role in promoting deeper human values. In all professions, we need promotion of values,” Dalai Lama said.
“Women should develop self confidence. The perception of women as being weaker should be changed. Work hard with determination and confidence,” he added. “Basis human nature is compassionate so there, we have hope. Now education is key factor to promote and strengthen our basic nature of love, forgiveness, compassion and warm heartedness,” the Buddhist spiritual leader summed up.