Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 19, Apr 2019 07:56 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
TWA to mark Panchen Lama’s 30th Birthday with Pan India peace march
Tibetan student detained for essay on lack of jobs in occupied Tibet
200 MPs ask India to confer Bharat Ratna upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Former Tibetan political prisoner succumbs to injuries sustained in prison
Dalai Lama undergoes follow up check-up, back to normal health
Nitish Kumar echoes Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s call for conferment of Bharat Ratna upon Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama thanks well-wishers after recovery
Cancer specialist Tibetan physician ends practice due to old age
Dalai Lama recovering well, likely to be discharged from hospital on Friday: Top aide
80 houses for newly arrived Tibetan refugees inaugurated in Bylakuppee
 Latest Photo News
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Dalai Lama commences 3 day teaching for Indian devotees in Bodhgaya
[Friday, January 05, 2018 19:36]
By Tenzin Monlam

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the first day of the 3-day teaching for Indian devotees at Bodhgaya on January 5, 2018. photo-screengrab
His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the first day of the 3-day teaching for Indian devotees at Bodhgaya on January 5, 2018. photo-screengrab
DHARAMSHALA, January 5: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today, at the start of his three day teaching for Indian devotees in Bodh Gaya, said that his followers should accept the teachings of Buddha after thorough examination and not simply out of faith.

“The fact that Buddha himself have asked his followers to examine his teaching and not to accept out of faith is very special,” the Dalai Lama said on the first day of the teaching on ‘Dharmachakra Parivaretan - Sutra on The Four Noble Truths’ and ‘Sutra on Dependent Origination’.

Explaining how Buddhism is an Indian tradition having its roots in India, the Dalai Lama expressed his profound happiness to have this opportunity to address to Indian Buddhist devotees in such a large number.

“I am glad because Buddhism was founded in India, the Nalanda masters were from India and their teachings are mostly in Sanskrit and few in Pali. These teachings are Indian tradition and should be preserved by Indians,” the 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader said.

The Dalai Lama has often stated that one of his main goals is to revive the ancient Indian tradition in India. His Holiness expressed his pleasure on knowing about the increased interest towards Buddhism amongst general public and Indian scientists as well.

“Irrespective of believer or non-believer, theistic or non-theistic, every major religion professes love and compassion. For thousands of years India has been a home to all the major religions and existing harmoniously, which is commendable,” the Nobel peace laureate said, adding that India can be a role model to the world regarding the concept of secularism.

While praising the practice of concept of secularism in India, His Holiness also expressed his disapproval of the conflict created on the basis of different religious faith. He said, “It is disgraceful if religion also starts to add to that problem on top of all the existing problems.”

The Tibetan spiritual leader will also be giving a 3-day teaching on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva from January 14-16. His Holiness will also confer the Avalokiteshvera Initiation on the mornings of January 15 and 16.

Following the initiation on January 16, a long life offering ceremony to His Holiness will be made at the joint request of Lamyn Gegeen Tenzinjamphelchoijisheinen Tulku of Mongolia and Namgyal Monastery.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Dalai Lama commences 3 day teaching for Indian devotees in Bodhgaya
China recruiting “disgruntled” Tibetan refugees to spy on India: Intelligence Bureau
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement