“There is a big difference between throwing a pebble in a pond and throwing a big rock. The pebble causes gentle ripples that go a long way. The rock makes a big splash that quickly disappears.”
Anger is not necessarily linked to violence. “The only bad thing is how we abuse anger. Anger drives us like fuel does a car. In Hindu tradition, they say that in every one of us there are two tigers, one representing evil and one representing good. They are constantly at war with one another. And one grandson asked his grandfather, ‘Which one wins the war?’ The grandfather said, ‘The one you feed.’”
Does our ignorance mean there is nothing human beings can do to stop the abuse of anger? I believe we have the commonsense and the capacity to learn and improve our nature.
My Work is the same everywhere in the World: Spreading understanding, love and respect and to help people understand that they have their fate in their own hands.
We want to create world peace. But peace is not merely the absence of war. There is so much internal strife and that prejudice feeds into the national aspect. We have to change ourselves if we want to change the world.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama