The Future of Buddhism: From Personal Awakening to Global Transformation


... More than ever we need self-rule?beginning with personal transformation?and the creation of a new collective subject. To bring this about requires, first of all, internal spiritual change. If we are able to transform greed into generosity, hatred into loving kindness, and delusion into wisdom, we have self-rule. Peace in the world requires the cultivating seeds of peace within. As the Dalai Lama points out, this is difficult, but it is the only way to achieve world peace.