Published By Jamphel Shonu

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has always expressed profound admiration towards ancient Indian knowledge for its contribution toward the understanding of the human mind, and the imbibing of practices to tackle negative emotions.

As a result, His Holiness has spoken on numerous occasions to revive this particular wealth of knowledge for the benefit of the entire sentient beings. His Holiness has even dedicated the rest of his life in the pursuit of this humanitarian service.

In that vein, the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has added a new text to the three principal commitments and the fresh addition refers to revival of ancient Indian knowledge among His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s principal commitments in life.

“His Holiness has lately spoken of his commitment to reviving awareness of the value of ancient Indian knowledge among young Indians today. His Holiness is convinced that the rich ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions, as well as the techniques of mental training, such as meditation, developed by Indian traditions, are of great relevance today,” read the texts on website.

The fresh addition further mentions…“Since India has a long history of logic and reasoning, he is confident that its ancient knowledge, viewed from a secular, academic perspective, can be combined with modern education. He considers that India is, in fact, specially placed to achieve this combination of ancient and modern modes of knowing in a fruitful way so that a more integrated and ethically grounded way of being in the world can be promoted within contemporary society.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s other principal commitments, also known as the three commitments, are promotion of basic human values such as warm-heartedness, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, etc.; promotion of religious harmony, and the preservation of Tibetan language, culture and heritage which has been passed down from the masters of India’s Nalanda University.

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