"Biologically women care more, so its not wrong to say, men create the problems." - Dalai Lama
In this video above, Dalai Lama is talking about his favorite topic!
Recently I attended the public teaching of His Holiness Dalai Lama in Louisville, KY at the end of a week-long 2013 Festival of Faiths. He began the teaching on Monday by reinstating some of the material he talked about the previous Sunday.
Dalai Lama mentioned the importance of the great role of mothers in society in imparting a sense of security, safety and the seed of compassion to children in the first seven years of life. Without this (my interpretation) unspoken non-verbal emotional transmission of love, empathy and compassion children and siblings grow up with some sense of inner insecurity, little bit of fear and doubt. This affects the siblings' relationship within the family and their ability to form a self-secure relationship with a partner later in life. I had a big 'Aha' moment when my own partner of 27 years took my hand and agreed with that statement!
In our fast-paced technology-driven modern culture not just men but women are too hard-pressed to nurture that seed of basic goodness (basic sanity, maitri and karuna) within them.
Are women better equipped to lead with Compassion? Dalai Lama thinks so. He even sees the possibility of next Dalai Lama being a 'Woman'.
See HHDL's Interview here. Can we change the course of our own lives, the course of human society and human history through awake choices we make today, this year?
"As this great ocean has but one taste, that of salt, so has this Dhamma but one taste, that of freedom." - I. B. Horner