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Lions Roar : May 2008
SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2008 30 There is no single reason. Partly it has to do with the environment that one returns to—how much it can nurture some quest for humane meaning or how much it may do the opposite and be itself involved with violence. It also has to do with one’s previous experiences—what one grew up knowing about war and peace and about threat and suffering. They might have had certain moral or religious principles to which they return. That’s why collective forms of knowl- edge or collective principles of moral- ity—both religious and secular—have such enormous importance. They attract people toward expressing what is most humane in them individually. I understand that your sense of ethics began in a secular form and has remained secular, but that it also has a spiritual component. Can you tell me about that? I’ve worked closely with various anti-war and anti-nuclear Catholics, including the Berrigan brothers, and I’ve worked similarly with anti-war and anti-nuclear Protestants and Jews, many of them re- ligious leaders. I find in common with them a passion to oppose destructive behavior and prevent suffering. That passion has a spiritual component that stays with me. It becomes inseparable from my activities and my writings, but it has never been part of a religious belief system. Some of my friends feel that as a Jew I’m expressing certain Jewish prin- ciples, but I am a secular Jew and so if I am expressing Jewish principles, they are something that is in me rather than part of an idea structure. How has your research taught you to live your own life? You’d probably have to ask my family! But I’d like to believe that the experiences I’ve had with my research have deepened my dialogue with people in general and with young people in particular. I recog- nize the vulnerability and extraordinary power of the young. ♦ April 19 & 20, 2008 Ann Arbor, MI Engaging Wisdom and Compassion www.ticketmaster.com www.DalaiLamaAnnArbor.com Sponsored by: Jewel Heart The Tibet Fund • Garrison Institute April 20, 2008 Public Talk: Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability Sponsored by: University of Michigan and the School of Natural Resources & Environment His Holiness The Dalai Lama MAY 18-41.indd 30 MAY 18-41.indd 30 3/6/08 11:17:18 AM 3/6/08 11:17:18 AM