Corruption is positive, jests Dalai Lama
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said jokingly that corruption could also be positive.delhi Updated: Dec 03, 2011 18:58 IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said jokingly that corruption could also be positive.
"I once met a delegation of Buddhists from Vietnam who asked me about corruption in order to get a good job for workers. I said positive corruption," the leader said in a lighter vein, laughing, in response to a query about corruption.
He then added that he has retired now and had handed over the responsibility to an elected government (Tibetan government-in-exile) -- and was at liberty not to speak about it.
The Dalai Lama refused to comment on the anti-corruption crusade in India.
The Buddhist seer delivered the 5th annual Penguin Lecture at the India Habitat Centre here on The Art of Happiness in which he touched on a broad range of subjects pertaining to the art of being happy and compassionate.
"Compassion is motivation - which is taking care of other's well being. There is no place to lie, exploit or harm," he said.
First Published: Dec 03, 2011 18:54 IST