**The Dalai Lama offered unusually sage advice for dealing with the terrorist attack on Paris on Friday.
Don’t pray for Paris — work for peace, he told Deutsche Welle, a German broadcasting company.
“We cannot solve this problem only through prayers,” the spiritual leader said. “I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.”
He added his hopes that the record violence of the 20th Century doesn’t continue to bleed into the current one.
“We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony,” he said. “If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments.”**
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