By Choekyi Lhamo
DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 5: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday began three-day online Heart Sutra teaching at the request of Korean Buddhists on Tuesday from his residence in Dharamshala, India. The Nobel Laureate discussed the commonalities between Buddhism and quantum physics, noting the ancient historical bond between India and Tibet through Varanasi. He remarked that the depth of Buddhist thinking has been shaped by dialogues between notable teachers.
The first virtual teaching of the year 2021, Dalai Lama reasserted the need to combine both science and Buddhist knowledge to forge an alliance between the two. He also said that the Tibetan language has been able to preserve the ancient Buddhist knowledge that originated from India. He noted that his followers listening in Korean, English, and Chinese languages should understand the nuances of translations during teachings.
The 85-year-old said that all religions in the world practice compassion and that oneness will only be realized through the welfare of each other. He emphasized that problems witnessed last year were created by humans and that only learning to live together as a community will save the world. He reasserted the need for the oneness of humanity through education and compassion, and to not be divided by religions, nations, and other dividing forces.