Accessed 22nd August 2013
Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female
The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.
Talking to reporters during a visit to
Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime
Minister that has included . Australia
Speaking generally, the Dalai Lama suggested that the crisis of suffering and inequality in the world requires a to leadership:
"In that respect, biologically, females have more potential... Females have more sensitivity about others' wellbeing. In my own case, my father, very short temper. On a few occasions I also got some beatings. But my mother was so wonderfully compassionate."
The exiled Tibeten Buddhist leader then applied the same logic to his eventual successor; reaffirming that a .
"If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come."