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World has become a global village sans peace: Dalai

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HYDERABAD, April 6 – Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Sunday the world has become a “global village” with tremendous progress in science and technology but peace has not been achieved.

“We have achieved everything but peace for which we have to adopt the teachings of Buddha,” he said inaugurating Ananda Buddha Vihara, a Buddhist museum and shrine at Secunderabad.

Dalai Lama said “there is a desire for peace all over the world. Every religion preaches brotherhood. There is no difference between Hinduism and Buddhism and the two are like twins which propagate tolerance and non-violence”.

He exhorted people to follow teachings of Buddha “to find peace and solace”.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu who laid the foundation stone for Bodhisatva Bhavan said the state has rich Buddhist ancient shrines in Nagarjunakonda in Nalgonda district and it would promote such sites elsewhere as tourist destinations.

Union Minister of State for Railways Bandaru Dattatreya said Buddhism is the religion of peace and non-violence.

On the US war on Iraq, the two leaders said “wisdom should prevail and the US and UK should stop war”.

Naidu, meanwhile, announced a grant of Rs one crore towards construction of the Vihara and a five acre plot for a residential school in Ranga Reddy district.

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