Bodhgaya, Bihar: Thousands swarmed the streets of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Temple yesterday to welcome the arrival of Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who was visiting the holy place after a gap of nearly two years since his last visit in January 2020.
This morning at around 8 AM, His Holiness made a pilgrimage to the World Heritage Mahabodhi Mahavihara Temple, revered as Lord Buddha’s enlightenment seat, to offer prayers. Following that, His Holiness briefly addressed the media and bestowed blessings upon those who could not attend the teaching, particularly the Tibetans inside Tibet. His Holiness said, “physically, we are separated from our Tibetan brothers and sisters inside Tibet. However, spiritually, we are very much connected. Similarly, all those from the Himalayan region have tremendous devotion and dedication. All of them are in my prayers. I believe that, eventually, the truth will prevail”.
“In today’s fast-paced world, we have seen enormous development in material things while there is a setback in the progress of basic human nature which must be paid more attention”, His Holiness further added before leaving for his residence.
His Holiness is scheduled to begin teaching from 29-31 December. On 27th December, His Holiness is scheduled to visit Wat Pa temple, Thailand’s Buddhist temple in Bodhgaya.