Dalai Lama says we need courage and determination to overcome COVID-19 and climate change

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared a message on March 30, 2020 about COVID-19 and the further problems that confront humanity such as climate change.

We need determination and courage

“No matter how difficult the situation may be, we should employ science and human ingenuity with determination and courage to overcome the problems that confront us. Faced with threats to our health and well-being, it is natural to feel anxiety and fear. Nevertheless, I take great solace in the following wise advice to examine the problems before us: If there is something to be done—do it, without any need to worry; if there’s nothing to be done, worrying about it further will not help.”

We need to care for the vulnerable

“I understand that as a result of the necessary lockdowns across the world, many people are facing tremendous hardship due to a loss of livelihood. For those with no stable income life is a daily struggle for survival. I earnestly appeal to all concerned to do everything possible to care for the vulnerable members of our communities.”

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the foremost spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. His full message can be read at www.dalailama.com.

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