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Responsibility to Preserve Tibetan Buddhism falls on the youth: Dalai Lama
[Wednesday, June 07, 2017 21:28]
By Tenzin Monlam

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the Main Tibetan Temple for the final day of his three day teaching for young Tibetans in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 7, 2017
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the Main Tibetan Temple for the final day of his three day teaching for young Tibetans in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 7, 2017
DHARAMSHALA, June 7: The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today said that the Tibetan Buddhism would survive for thousands of years if the dharma was followed based on reason. “If followed with mere faith, it would be hard to predict its longevity”, said the Tibetan spiritual leader while reminding that the younger generations have the responsibility to preserve Tibetan Buddhism, which he called a ‘treasure of the world’.

“I am part of the outgoing generation with only few years left to live. If I die knowing that I am leaving the Dharma in competent hands, I would die peacefully. Otherwise, I would pass away worrying about the faith of our centuries old tradition. If you care for me, you must work towards my peaceful departure,” the 81-year-old spiritual leader said on the last day of the three-day teaching for Tibetan youth at Tsuglagkhang in Dharamshala.

The Tibetan leader said that the younger generation must be able pass on the teachings carried out by the elders and previous generations.

“The teachings of Buddha are best preserved only in the Tibetan language. So the responsibility of its preservation for generations falls on the younger generations,” the Dalai Lama said.

During the three-day teaching (June 5-7), the Tibetan spiritual leader taught on on Nagarjuna's ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’ and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's ‘Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’.

Reminding the youth on their responsibility to attain a peaceful future, the Nobel Peace Laureate said, “Gradually in 20-30 years time, there is a possibility of a peaceful world achieved through education and changing mindset and thinking of the people.”

“The youths are our hope now. Tibetans in Tibet have been preserving our rich tradition, religion and language despite being under repression. We Tibetans in exile must be their representatives and do justice to their bravery by working even harder to preserve our tradition, culture and religion,” the exiled leader said.

Tenzin Dasel, a student at Delhi University said, “I have gained a lot of knowledge that I have not known before. I have gained a lot of knowledge about love and compassion and how every religion has a different perspective about god and creator. I feel more spiritual.”

This is the 11th year since the first ever teachings for Tibetan youth began in 2007 at Upper TCV, organized by the Buddhism Introductory Committee of Dharamshala.

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