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To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be understood. I should therefore like to outline not only my beliefs but also my conception of human institutions and of the human situation itself.
As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance. I was brought up not only to develop the spirit of tolerance but also to cherish moral and spiritual qualities such as modesty, humility, compassion, and, most important, to attain a certain degree of emotional equilibrium.


p. 69 - View from the UN (1978)

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To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be ...

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To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be ...

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To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be ...

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To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be ...