BODH GAYA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today addressed over 2000 Indian students from various educational institutions in Bihar, on the topic ‘The Secret to Happy and Successful Life’ at the Kalachakra teaching ground, Bodh Gaya in Bihar.
Youths from more than 25 educational institutions mostly from Monghyr district, Aurangabad, Gaya and Bodh Gaya along with their professors had come to listen to the Tibetan leader.
Addressing the large gathering of Indian students, His Holiness said the younger generation should focus on creating a happier world by promoting the basic human values of friendship, mutual respect, warm-heartedness and honesty.
“It is your responsibility to create better world and a better future. Ofcourse, it takes time and lot of efforts but it is possible to create a peaceful, compassionate and happier world. I always emphasis that too many problems on this planet are created by human beings. All these troubles, which we created, are based on the secondary levels of differences such as colour, nation and beliefs,” His Holiness said.
He said the key to mitigate the problems in world is through educating and promoting the oneness of all seven billion people and awareness of the fundamental human nature.
His Holiness reiterated that there is hope and possibility for a happier and compassionate world as compassion is in the basic nature of human beings and one should strive to bring about harmony in the world by nurturing those values. “Whole our lives we are dependent on compassion, love and affection. It is the basis of human survival and not just a religious concept,” he said, advising the concerned authorities to pay more attention on educating inner values in schools and colleges.
Though modern education has been very effective in advancing India to the forefront in various fields, the existing system is oriented only with the material values in life and thus people have lost inner peace, happiness and the values, he opined. “India is very much a religious minded nation, but there are a lot of corruption in the country. That is because the existing education system is not adequate.”
The Tibetan leader also praised secularism practised in India and stressed the need for India’s secularism to strongly embrace secular ethics as well.
The event was jointly organised by the Interreligious Friends Association, The Magath University Bodh Gaya and the New Enlightened World Society at the 34th Kalachakra ground in Bodh Gaya today.