The Real Disarmament

“Politicians and world leaders are trying their best to achieve arms control and so forth, and this is very useful. At the same time, we who have certain beliefs have a duty and responsibility to control our own bad thoughts. This is the real disarmament, our own arms control. With inner peace and full control of bad thoughts, external control is not particularly significant. Without inner control, no matter what steps are taken, external efforts will not make much difference.”
(Source: The Dalai Lama, in Paul J. Griffiths (ed.) Christianity Through Non-Christian Eyes)

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