His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the world-renowned spiritual leader, with the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, sharing a moment of delight at His Holiness’ residence in Mcleod Ganj, on May 3, 2018. Photo / Tenzin Choejor / Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The most trending story on our social media platform this week was the meeting between Nobel Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar in the small hill station of Dharamshala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was on a four-day visit to Dharamshala, called on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence in Mcleod Ganj on Thursday.
Both His Holiness and Sachin Tendulkar are popularly known as living gods in their respective spheres, discussed means and ways to spread happiness and communal harmony.
“It was an excellent, very good meeting. I always wanted to be here and take the blessings. Just wanted to spend some time and say hello to him. We talked about spreading happiness and communal harmony,” Tendulkar told reporters following the meeting.
The meeting between the spiritual leader and the cricket legend a.k.a. god of cricket went viral on various social media platforms across the world wide web.
On the official Instagram page of His Holiness the Dalai Lama @DalaiLama, in less than 24 hours, close to 40,000 liked and 192 commented on the post.
Simultaneously, on His Holiness’ official Facebook page @Dalai Lama, more than 11,000 netizens liked the post while 768 people shared the post, and 163 commented on the meeting of the two living legends.
Below are some reactions from netizens on the meeting:
@DalaiLama, the official Instagram page of His Holiness, in less than 24 hours, close to 40,000 liked and 192 commented on the post. Photo Source / Screenshot
@DalaiLama, the official Facebook page of His Holiness, more than 11000 netizens liked the post while 768 shared the post, and at least 163 commented on the meeting of the two living legends. Photo Source / Screenshot
An Instagram user named @pit_bottom_gardbage wrote: Although I am Taoist, I consider His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the most wonderful and humbling man.
An Instagram user named @tsewang_nubu wrote: The great picture ever. Two gods (figuratively speaking) on a picture.
An Instagram user named @paldenoshoe wrote: nowadays people are realising the importance of His Holiness’ message of compassion for happier life. They are realising his effort towards making a world a happier place to live in.
A Facebooker named @Tenzin Tibet Tsepa wrote: God of humanity with a god of cricket, love this picture.
A Facebooker named @Shivraj wrote: When we look at this picture, we feel peace instantly, and we want peace similar peace around the world.
A Facebooker named @Padampani Awasthi wrote: When I look at this beautiful known faces blossoming picture, my heart is filled with joy and peace.
A Facebooker named @JasonEdwardBruceColley wrote: Well, I must say that I would be sitting in the same room, listening to a conversation between the legendary cricketer and the man who balances between the faiths, and if I would have a question to ask, I would be silent without words!
A Facebooker named @IngridSaybe wrote: Imagine talking to the Dalai Lama, forgetting about time how time flies by, and at the end, you do not want to put an end to the conversation!
A Facebooker named @ChristineGautheron wrote: The other day I was looking again at this very beautiful film: Seven years in Tibet. I hope one day, Tibet will become independent and regain its freedom because it is a beautiful country and it has beautiful mountains.