There will not be a third world war, the Dalai Lama believes. This is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, The Dalai Lama widespread in Russia, said in an interview with RIA Novosti following a meeting The Dalai Lama with leading Russian scientists at his residence in the North Indian city of Dharamsala.
“I think not,” the Dalai Lama said in response to a question about the possibility of the Third World due to the growing geopolitical tensions in the world, including between Russia and the United States.
According to him, in the event of a nuclear war, all life on the planet will die, so everyone today “needs to rely on common sense and broad, unbiased thinking.”
The Buddhist leader also noted that in the modern world, all seven billion people depend on each other.
“Russia needs the Western world and America, it needs their technologies, and the West needs Russia because it has huge natural resources … For all of humanity, it is absolutely necessary that the countries of the east and west live in mutual respect. Russia has a unique geographical position – it plays a very important role of the bridge between east and west, “added the Dalai Lama.
The true causes of all problems, he said, are “anger, an acute sense of competition, self-centeredness.” Therefore, today he places special responsibility for a peaceful future on science and education, which should educate the population.“In ancient times, people lived in fairly closed communities … Today, all seven billion people are one family, and any problem is the problem of all mankind.” And such problems must be solved humanly-to meet and talk. then problems, and then we try to solve them by force of arms, then it contradicts the logic … The weapon only kills, brings even more hatred, “the Dalai Lama said.
He urged scientists “to tell people how important it is to care for the good of others in personal relationships, in the family, in society.”