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Mosaic Fall 2003
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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
克罗克国际和平研究所

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Religions for Peace
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Life & Peace Institute
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Gyatsotenzin

The Dalai Lama on the Environment

The natural world is our home. It is not necessarily sacred or holy, it is simply where we live. It is therefore in our interest to look after it. This is common sense. But only recently have the size of our population and the power of science and technology grown to the point that they can have a direct impact on nature. To put it another way, until now, Mother Earth has been able to tolerate our sloppy house habits. The stage has been reached where she can no longer accept our behavior in silence. The problems caused by environmental degradation can be seen as her response to our irresponsible behavior. She is warning us that there are limits even to her tolerance.
Tenzin Gyatso Tenzin Gyatso
Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, is a spiritual leader of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and the leader of the Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharamsala, India. Born in 1935, Gyatso was recognized as the reincarnation of the...