Corruption is a form of violence: Dalai Lama

  • Naresh Kumar, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
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  • Updated: Oct 03, 2011 00:13 IST

Advocating Mahatma Gandhi's principle of non violence, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday termed corruption as another form of violence.

Urging the people to make the world free of every kind of violence, Dalai Lama said people who truly follow the idea of non violence should make every effort to eliminate violence from the society including corruption.

"Corruption is also another form of violence and we need to make more efforts to eliminate this social evil," said Dalai Lama, while giving a message to the world on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. 

Stressing upon the need of implementing Gandhi's principles, Dalai Lama said, while people remember him on his birth anniversary they must make every effort to implement his action of non violence.

"To implement Mahatma Gandhi's action of non violence in our life is proper way to remember him," the Dalai Lama said.

Maintaining that there is no meaning of repeating his name and paying no attention about non violence, Dalai Lama said he thinks the idea or the principal of non violence should be a part of daily life.

"Gandhiji's message of non violence would create a better world after implementation which is very important," the Dalai Lama said.

Expressing his views on the social and other developments made by India, Dalai Lama said, for over nearly seventy years India has made rapid strides in developing a democratically open society despite facing some corruption and other problems which are also form of violence. 

"So people who truly believe in non violence must stop involving in corruption, that I think is very important," Dalai Lama said.

Noting that Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary is designated international Non Violence Day, Dalai Lama said the non violence continues to be important in day-to-day lives as well as in international relations.


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