Dalai Lama’s visit focuses on compassion, harmony

Throughout his talk, the Dalai Lama made several strong calls for personal and global peace. Here is a sampling:

1. Compassion is always the answer.

With a public talk titled “Compassion as the Pillar of World Peace,” the Dalai Lama lived up to his billing. He said compassion is the antidote of anger, frustration and violence.

“Now scientists even say, basic human nature is compassionate,” he said. “The compassionate feeling toward your enemy, the trouble maker … only we human beings can do that.”

2. The external follows the internal.