Dalai Lama urged India to take leadership in the promotion of secular ethics through education

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Dharamshala, December 5, 2017: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was the chief guest of the Annual Prize Distribution Function of Government PG College at Dharamshala today, when he urged India to take leadership in the promotion of secular ethics through education and reinvigorate the country’s guiding principle of Ahimsa and tolerance. “India is the only country with the potential to combine modern education with its thousand-year-old knowledge on workings of mind and emotions in the interest of developing a sound education for global well-being,” he added.

“The time has now come for India to revive its rich ancient heritage that has the potential to serve the entire 7 billion human being,”said Dalai Lama. India’s ancient thoughts reached whole of Asia, including China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and many others, he said.

Addressing a large gathering of students he said,“I am fully committed to work towards revival of ancient Indian knowledge, particularly of the workings of the mind, which is immensely useful in transforming our destructive emotions and promoting basic inner values.”

“Wherever I go, I always describe myself as a messenger of India because my entire way of thinking has been shaped by the Buddhist training I have received. This is rooted in the works of great masters of the historic Nalanda University,” he said.

“Although these ancient ideas are found in religious texts, but they teach us how to tackle our emotions based on logic; adopting these in our education system is an intelligent way to improve our health. It is scientific fact that destructive emotions are eating our immune system,” he said.

Principal of PG Government College, Shri Rampal Chopra Thanked the Nobel peace laureate for gracing the institution.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017