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Dalai Lama speaks at the Association of Indian Universities' meet in Varanasi
[Monday, March 19, 2018 18:03]
By Tenzin Dharpo

The Dalai Lama at AIU's annual meet in Sarnath, Varanasi on March 19, 2018
The Dalai Lama at AIU's annual meet in Sarnath, Varanasi on March 19, 2018
DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 19: The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday gave the inaugural address to the annual meet of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Varanasi.

The Tibetan leader who is widely seen as an egalitarian figure spoke on varied issues including the promotion of oneness of humanity in line with one of his major commitments. “If we consider each of the seven billion human beings as our brother and sisters, many of the problems will reduce. If (there) is too much emphasis on ‘we and they’, or even among religious believers, my religion and their religion, so that’s the source of problem,” the Dalai Lama said.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Central University of Jammu's maiden convocation ceremony in Jammu on March 18, 2018. Photo- OHHDLTenzin Choejor
His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Central University of Jammu's maiden convocation ceremony in Jammu on March 18, 2018. Photo- OHHDLTenzin Choejor
An unofficial spokesperson for ancient India heritage from Nalanda school of thoughts, the 82 year old said that India which has produced great advocates of ‘Ahimsa’ should not rest on the past laurels but work towards reviving those treasures in modern India. He said that only India is capable of combining modern knowledge and ancient Indian wisdom to effectively bridge the gaps that are apparent in contemporary education system worldwide.

On Sunday, the Tibetan leader spoke along similar lines at Central University of Jammu, reiterating his staunch stand on the lack of inner values in the modern education curricula. The octogenarian leader who attended the University’s first convocation ceremony as the Chief guest said yesterday, “Modern education is highly developed, but it is not sufficient by itself to reduce violence and bring about peace. What I believe can help is if we incorporate into modern education the ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions. Just as we learn to adopt physical hygiene to preserve our health, we also need to adopt a sense of emotional hygiene.”

“In the past, values were the province of religious institutions. Now the time has come for educational institutions not only to develop the brain but to encourage warm-heartedness. India has a long tradition of secularism, a respect for all religions; indeed India has a secular constitution. We can see this even here in Jammu & Kashmir where Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists live together side by side,” the Dalai Lama said to a congregation of the Jammu University faculty and students.


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