In the Dalai Lama’s latest book he devotes a chapter to thoughts on Donald Trump.
“When the president says ‘America First,’ he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant.”
He also writes, “The motto of the forefathers of modern Americans was democracy, freedom, and liberty. Totalitarian regimes don’t have a future.”
I have long admired the Dalai Lama and his willingness to speak up on global matters. He truly uses his fame and attention to spread compassion. Even when confronting difficult issues or people he does so in such a respectful way.
The Dalai Lama’s new book entitled An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division came out on Nov 7, 2017.