The message of the spiritual leader of Tibet comes just days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. His Holiness asked people to remember the innocent lives lost and ponder the impact of the tragic day.
"Today, as we mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th 2001 attacks on New York and Washington DC, let us remember all the innocent lives lost and ponder the continuing impact of that tragic day, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in his message dated 9th September.
"9/11 reminds us of the horror we humans can unleash on ourselves when we allow our intelligence and powerful technology to be overtaken by hatred," His Holiness said.
"We need to learn from our painful memories of September 11th and become more aware of the destructive consequences that arise when we give in to feelings of hatred.," His Holiness said.
"This tragedy in particular has reinforced my belief that fostering a spirit of peaceful co-existence and mutual understanding among the world's peoples and faith traditions is an urgent matter of importance to us all.," the Nobel Peace laureate said.
The Nobel peace prize winner said "we must therefore make every effort to ensure that our various faith traditions contribute to build a more caring, peaceful world."
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle along with former President George Bush and his wife Laura led the world in mourning the loss of nearly 3,000 people, who lost their lives exactly 10 years ago in the most fearful terror attack that changed the way we live.
However briefly, nations around the world came together with the United States to remember the attacks on New York and the Pentagon that killed nearly 3,000 people from 90 countries.
People silently held on to American flags as well as photos of their loved ones who died when hijacked twin planes rammed into the iconic World Trade Centre in New York, bringing the skyscrapers down like a pack of cards.