The Dalai Lama’s idea of getting past pain to find compassion could work in the Middle East.
In Washington, DC last week, speaking on the west lawn of the Capitol, his Holiness suggested that the enemy could be your best teacher, if you are willing to make the effort to look at things from another perspective: The main idea he stressed was the beginning of world peace at an individual level, with each one finding inner peace by feeling compassion.
He said, compassion gives one confidence. But in the Middle East, it seems, leaders stay away from compassion for fear of losing confidence.
The religious leader was in the city for a Kalachakra ceremony dedicated to world peace, a 10-day teach-in for Buddhists.
(READ the article in Ha’aretz)