Former U.S. President Barack Obama and His Holiness the Dalai Lama discussed compassion and altruism in a meeting on Friday.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with former U.S. President Barack Obama Friday in New Delhi, India.
Friday’s meeting marks the sixth time His Holiness and Obama have met, though its the first since Obama left office in January. The two reportedly discussed “compassion and altruism,” Obama was visiting New Delhi amidst a five-day world tour that took him to India, China, and France.
Kasur Tempa Tsering, a representative of the Dalai Lama’s office, said that the Dalai Lama told Obama, “You are not only a former US president but you are a Nobel laureate, you are young, and you can do a lot. We should fulfill our aspiration for world peace. Maybe my generation will not see the results, but your generation will definitely see the results.”
“The meeting of the former Nobel Laureates dwelled on various topics pertaining to promoting peace in today’s world torn by strife and violence,” Tsering said. “Both the peace laureates discussed the kind of future they envision for the world.”
When asked about his meeting with Obama, His Holiness said, “It was very good, I think we are really two old trusted friend. I mentioned to him that now time has come for us to promote the sense of oneness among seven billion human beings.”
His Holiness has yet to meet with current U.S. President Donald Trump, and though he has voiced concerns about America under President Trump, he says he remains open to a meeting.