If someone acts violently and we use even greater violence in response, then we are only increasing the amount of violence in the world. Instead of suppressing violence with greater violence, we need to heal and eliminate violence by using the antidote of compassion and forgiveness.

Extract taken from The Dalai Lama’s speech at the O2 Arena, London, in September 2015.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.