Monday, April 14, 2008

Dalai Lama draws 65,000 in Seattle

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SEATTLE -- In a speech focused on fostering compassion in children, the Dalai Lama urged those gathered in a pro football stadium Saturday to support not only nuclear disarmament, but an "inner disarmament."

Speaking to an estimated 65,000 people in the packed stadium, Tibet's exiled spiritual and political leader said that nuclear weapons have provided a deterrent at times, but they may no longer be useful.

"Nobody dares to use nuclear weapons," he said. "Now I think we should think seriously about elimination of all nuclear weapons." Genuine disarmament will require willpower, he said, and dissolution of hatred, jealousy and fear.


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