In a televised press conference on Sunday, the Dalai Lama, currently visiting Israel, answered questions from reporters.
One reporter asked, "Is it possible to live without money?"
In response, His Holiness said, "We love money - it's impossible to change that. Part of Buddhist practice is generosity, donation. And without money, only prayer!" The audience laughed.
"But there are some people who feel money is the only purpose of our life. And that is bad."