Four interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for different publcations
- My First Priority is Humanity – March 6, 2006 (Revue de l’Inde)
I have several commitments. First, as a fellow human being, promotion of human values is my first priority, this covers 6 billions of human beings.Then second, I am a Buddhist, and as a Buddhist I want to promote religious harmony: it addresses perhaps half of these 6 billions who are religious believers. The third one is about Tibet.
- Exclusive Interview with the Dalai Lama – January 19, 2008 (IANS)
On the occasion of a Tibetan Festival for Non-violence jointly organized by eminent dancer Mallika Sarabhai’s Darpana, the Kanoria Center for Arts and the local Alliance Française, the Dalai Lama recently spent two days in Ahmedabad. He had the opportunity to address the faculty and students of the Indian Institute of Management. He told them bluntly that he considered himself as a Marxist monk. For him, though the original theory of Karl Marx has been distorted by greed for power, redistribution of wealth is a necessity if humanity is to survive. During a function at the Gujarat Vidyapeet, speaking to a large audience, he said that India and Tibet have a guru-shishya relationship. For the past 1200 years, an Indian, the Buddha has been Tibet’s guru.
- Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama – May 15, 2003 (India Abroad)
I said that war is outmoded because we are living in the 21st century and I believe that there are other ways to solve conflicts. In the 19th or in the beginning of the 20th century, the situation was different. At that time, there were large colonial empires and often these empires resorted to war to solve their problems…