DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today said that positive human values like morality, love and tolerance should be developed to create a lasting peace and happiness in the world, which is troubled by corruption, bullying and discords in the name of religion.
“The world still faces problems like corruption, hypocrisy and bullying of weak by strong despite introduction of rule of law, democracy and freedom of press,” His Holiness said in his introductory remarks on the first day of a three-day teaching being given at the request of a group of Koreans. Over 4,700 people people, including 250 Koreans and other devotees from 61 countries, are attending the teachings at the main temple in Dharamsala.
“Despite making tremendous technological advancement and material development, people still do not have inner happiness and lasting peace in the world. Lack of positive human values breed negative emotions like greed, jealousy and hatred,” he said.
“So the need to develop human values is common for all 7 billion human beings, irrespective of whether they believe or do not believe in religion. All the world’s religious traditions teach development and promotion of morality, love, compassion, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline,” he said.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three-day teaching on Tsongkhapa’s Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and An overview of Tantra from Tsongkhapa’s Stages of the Path of Mantrayana, can be watched live here.