Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.
– H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
[A]fter Sulak [Sivaraksa] saw a photograph in which the Dalai Lama was drinking Coca-Cola, [h]e mentioned his disapproval when he met with the Tibetan leader in Dharamsala. “What’s wrong with that?” the Dalai Lama asked. “Coca-Cola is one part of the problem. These large transnational companies do so much harm. “Even Coca-Cola is part of the structural violence.” “What is structural violence?” the Dalai Lama inquired. “Teach me about that.” [See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_violence]
Sulak gladly took the opportunity to explain his ideas about ways to create less suffering on a societal level through the dismantling of structural violence. “The Dalai Lama always listens,” says Sulak. “I respect him so much because he continually seeks new ways to learn. That is usually not the case with [some of] these old monks who just want to give monologues and not to have dialogue. The Dalai Lama is extraordinary like that.”
Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism
Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!