|Your Holiness, you have
been traveling around the world to talk with people. Are there any
special reasons that you are more active nowadays?
|Some people predict that
ethnic wars and religious conflicts will occur more and more in the world
in the twenty-first century. I would like to ask Your Holiness's
opinion about this.
|Every religion basically
seek peace. However, many conflicts have occurred and many people
have been killed in religious wars in the past. I would like to ask
Your Holiness?s opinion why these kinds of things have occurred. Someone
said that these conflicts were caused by lack of food and natural resources
or by the inequality of wealth among people. What does Your Holiness
think about it? Or does this indicate the failure of religion? What
is Your Holiness 's idea for stopping such conflicts? What is the
biggest obstacle to overcome them?
|Japanese religious leaders
talk about peace but do nothing to promote it. They should change
their way of motivating people in my opinion. What is Your Holiness's
opinion about it?
|There are still many
believers of Aum Shinri-kyo in Japan, and they have some conflict with
people in each place. Why are young people attracted to such false
and dangerous religions like Aum? Is there a need for the traditional big religions
such as Buddhism to take more responsibility?
|Your Holiness has visited
Japan a few times, and knows well about Japanese society. We would
really appreciate if Your Holiness can give some advice and suggestions
to the Japanese people as to how they should contribute to the peace of
the world in the twenty-first century.