Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.
After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989, the Dalai Lama used the award to establish the Foundation for Universal Responsibility to encourage the practice of nonviolence, improve communications between religion and science, secure human rights and democratic freedoms, and conserve and restore the Earth.
His Holiness is much praised for his teachings in non-violence, responsibility and peaceful resolutions. At the Global Forum in 1992 he said, “to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility….. Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world. peace, the equitable use of natural resources and through concern for the future generations…”
In 2008 the film “Road to Peace” was made to highlight the Dalai Lama’s message of universal responsibility and dialogue, and his continued work for world peace. The films director and producer, Leon Stuparich, said “At the heart of the Dalai Lama’s message is “Universal Responsibility”. We all have a responsibility for our own well-being and the environment in which we live. From there we can create peace and harmony, but we need to start with ourselves. But it is my hope that Road to Peace shows The Dalai Lama as a living example of how we can all live a more loving and compassionate life and has captured his spiritual and humanitarian message for this and future generations.”