“Mahatma Gandhi wanted to give the prime ministership to (Mohammad Ali) Jinnah. But Nehru refused. He was self-centred. He said, ‘I want to be PM’. India and Pakistan would have been united (had Jinnah been made PM). Pandit Nehru was very experienced. But mistakes do happen,We need more people to come together and talk and debate on aspects linked to India’s ancient knowledge, such as ahimsa and compassion. We also need to find ways to reduce conflict amongst ourselves.”
Dalai Lama said at the Goa Institute of Management on how to avoid mistakes.