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Dalai Lama Calls Global Economic Crisis a Lesson


Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, calls the current global economic crisis a lesson for people to think about other values than money.

The Dalai Lama is on a three-day visit to Poland, where he spoke to an audience of students at Warsaw University Tuesday.

He called the world's economic problems an "unfortunate crisis" and said people need truth and honesty in money matters.

He admitted that all he knows about financial matters is that people cannot survive without money.

This is the Dalai Lama's fourth visit to Poland. It comes at the invitation of Warsaw's mayor and the city council.

He will also visit a museum dedicated to the World War II Warsaw Uprising - a doomed 1944 insurrection by the Polish resistance against occupying Nazi forces.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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