“A Human Approach to World Peace” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

From the 2017 Festival of Faiths, “Compassion: Shining Like the Sun”

Whenever I meet even a “foreigner,”
I have always the same feeling:
‘I am meeting another member of the human family.,
This attitude has deepened
My affection and respect for all beings.
May this natural wish be
My small contribution to world peace.
I pray for a more friendly,
More caring, and more understanding
Human family on this planet.
To all who dislike suffering,
Who cherish lasting happiness –
This is my heartfelt appeal.