• Dalai Lama is transforming those criteria - and the whole way of conducting politics. He's conducting politics in a much deeper way than most politicians are able to. He's the only politician I know of who's a monk. The Pope, of course, is in a similar position, but the Pope isn't in the same way leading a country of many million people.

    "Interview: Pico Iyer". Interview with Felicia M. Tomasko, LA Yoga Magazine: May 2008: Volume 7/No. 5, April 26, 2008.