Bengaluru: His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a talk on “Courage and Compassion in Today’s World” at Conrad hotel in Bengaluru today.
More than 800 people attended the talk organised by Vidyaloke.
His Holiness began his talk by emphasising the oneness of all human beings. “One of my commitment is the promotion of sense of oneness of human being,” he said.
He further mentioned that our mind and speech should be dedicated to the well-being of all sentient being.
Referring to the existing global crises, His Holiness said, “Beside nature disaster like global warming, which is beyond our control, apart from that all the problems are created by us”.
Talking further, His Holiness briefly touched upon the issue between Shia and Sunni having the same faith yet kills each other. He sigh-fully said, “In the name of religion killing each other is unthinkable.”
“Differences based on race, colour, creed, sex, etc are secondary level. On the deeper level physically and mentally, we all are same human being” he added.
Tracing back to the evolution of religious tradition in India, His Holiness highlighted that India is the only nation where all religious tradition lives together and living example to the world on religious harmony.
His Holiness then briefly talked about his commitments. touching on third commitment, he said, “Tibetan people trust me so I have more responsibility. Politically I have devolve to elected political leaders.”
His Holiness gave a reason why he devolved his political authority to the elected leadership. His Holiness explained how he started reform committee in the early part of his life. Then in exile and in 1960’s beginning of people’s representatives to this current election of political leader.
His Holiness said, “Now my sort of responsibility is the preservation of Tibetan culture and language”. Which is originated from Nalanda great masters.
His Holiness further enlightened that authentic knowledge from Nalanda ancient tradition is available only in the Tibetan language. “It can precisely explain those rich ancient Indian knowledge”.
Therefore His Holiness urged that preservation of Tibetan language is not only in the interest of 6 million Tibetans but for the greater good of all neighbouring countries as well as the whole world.
“Modern India can serve if combine ancient Indian knowledge and modern education to the whole world,” he added.
Beginning the Q&A session, His Holiness concluded his talk by saying, “I may be able to serve for a decade from now and then I will be too old. So a few hundred people are here, do keep in mind those commitments.”
-Filed by Correspondent Tenzin Phende-