Dalai Lama: Monks and soldiers have more in common than meets the eye

His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a statement supporting armed forces featured in a post last Monday on the¬† of the Buddhist Military Sangha blog.¬† His Holiness said that actions that appear “harsh or tough” on the surface may actually be “non-violent” if they are based on good motivation. ¬†¬† What makes both a good monk and a good solider is the drive to serve others:¬† “Inner strength depends on having a firm positive motivation. The difference lies in whether ultimately you want to ensure others‚Äô well being or whether you want only wish to do them harm.”¬† How do these comments make you feel?


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