Dalai Lama: dialogue, respect are tools for transforming enemies

Dialogue and respect are the tools for transforming enemies, the Dalai Lama said Friday, while sidestepping a specific question about the turmoil in his native Tibet. "The only way to transform our enemy to become our friend is dialogue, respect," the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said in response to a question. "That's a way of compassion." Ann Curry of NBC News, a last-minute addition to a panel discussion on compassion and the media, then asked specifically how he can forgive his enemies and remain hopeful about the situation in Tibet. He sidestepped that one, talking in general terms about creating better communities and forgiving enemies, and expressing hope that the world will see more compassion with more female leaders.