His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to a crowd of over 2000 at the University of Vilnius in Vilnius, Lithuania on 13 June 2018. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
“No one among the 7 billion human beings alive today wants to suffer. All major religions teach love and tolerance but we focus only on our own interests, and exploit and cheat others without concern, creating problems for ourselves,”His Holiness the Dalai Lama said while addressing students of Vilnius University.
His Holiness addressed an audience of 2000 at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania on “Human Values in Education” on 13 June 2018. The 14th Dalai Lama discussed peace and practicing love and kindness; inter-religious harmony; preservation of Tibetan language and culture; praised the rich ancient knowledge and coexistence of India; and the sense of oneness of human beings.
He also praised the host country for their strength in the power of truth by saying, “I think, you, the Baltic states, already experienced that the power of truth is much stronger than the power of the gun. Regarding the Tibetan issue, we also have the power of truth and the Chinese military forces have the power of the gun. In the short run, power of gun is much stronger; but in the long run, the power of truth will prevail.”
Below are some of the reactions of netizens who watched the live feed of His Holiness’s talk on “Human Values in Education”:
Over 81K Facebook users watched the live event streamed from the official Facebook Page of the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. 2.1K likes and 1,159 shares were generated on the stream. Photo/@Vilniaus universitetas / Vilnius University / Facebook
A Facebooker named @Gerry Powell wrote: “Such a wise man amongst so many lost souls,” Photo/ @Gerry Powell / Facebook
@Mary Milam, a Facebook user, stated the: “Best use of Facebook. [is] sharing the dharma,” Photo / @Mary Milam / Facebook
A Facebook user named @Jamxo Seven wrote: ” With love from Bhutan.. Thank You for the live event.” Photo / @Jamxo Seven / Facebook
A Facebook user named @Dorjee Jigdak wrote: “Thank You for leading many people around the world for compassion and peace. Long live His Holiness the 14TH Dalai Lama.” Photo / @Dorjee Jigdak / Facebook
A Facebook user named @Tenzin Yangzom wrote: ” Greatest compassionate person ever on this planet.” Photo / @Tenzin Yangzom / Facebook
A Facebook user named @Audrius Sabunas wrote: ” A very relevant lecture for these time as one could expect from Dalai Lama. I am very grateful for this visit.” Photo / @Audrius Sabunas / Facebook