The events of this day cause every thinking person to stop their daily lives, whatever is going on in them, and to ponder deeply the larger questions of life. We search again for not only the meaning of life, but the purpose of our individual and collective experience as we have created it and we look earnestly for ways in which we might recreate ourselves anew as a human species, so that we will never treat each other this way again.
"Public statement from the Dalai Lama, September 2001,"
6, Article 3.
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