‘World must emulate India’s spirit of non-violence’
Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 4:13 p.m.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the inaugural function (samaroh) of Ahimsa Paryavaran Sadhna Mandir on 4 December 2007 in New Delhi/Photo:Phayul|
New Delhi:His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said the world must emulate India’s tradition of non-violence and peace.
Inaugurating the Ahimsa Paryawaran Sadhna Mandir (Non-violence environment meditation temple) here on Tuesday, His Holiness said that in the 21st century, the concept of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) is more relevant than ever.
“Non-violence is very relevant to today’s world. Therefore, India’s central old tradition must be more active now. This tradition should be a model for the entire planet. They must show it to others,” he said.
The Ahimsa Paryawaran Sadhna Mandir, is the first temple of its kind, which imbibes an underlying spirit of brotherhood common to all religions and faiths.
India from the time of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhist religion, to Mahatma Gandhi, who earned India its freedom through his campaign of non-violence, is a country rooted in ‘Ahimsa’, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said.
Later in the evening, His Holiness left for a visit to Italy during which he will confer teachings and public talks.
–The Economic Times