For Six Million Tibetans, India is their Spiritual Home: His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi.
 

For Six Million Tibetans, India is their Spiritual Home: His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi.


April 22, 2018


His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on “Role of Culture and Ethics in Promoting Global Peace and Harmony” at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 22 April 2018. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

DELHI: In the minds of the six million Tibetans, India is the spiritual home, said the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Sunday while delivering a special talk on “Role of culture and ethics in promoting global peace and harmony’ at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. The lecture was organised by Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad-Bharat and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

“If we look back at the time when we came to exile in India, we had come to our spiritual home. In the minds of the six million Tibetans, India is our spiritual home,” he said, emphasising the 1000-year civilisational relationship between the two countries.

Describing himself as a student of Nalanda, he remembered the erudite Indian masters who introduced Nalanda tradition in Tibet, “In the 8th century, Shantarakshita was almost the top scholar and logician. Tibetan emperor invited him and inspite his old age, he accepted that invitation. Then later together with his best student, Kamalashila, introduced Buddha dharma according to Nalanda tradition in Tibet.

“Masters like Nagarjuna, Chandrakriti and Budhapalita were really great thinkers and philosophers. Dignag and Dharmakriti were great logicians…Buddha himself was a product of Indian culture and wisdom,” he said.

He further emphasised Buddha as a great thinker and ancient Indian scientist who discovered quantum physics thousands year before modern revelation.

“One aspect of Buddha is a great thinker, who mentioned Quantum thousands of years ago. Since Buddha emphasised on reason and experiment, so one aspect of him is ancient Indian scientist”.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama being felicitated by members of the Nehru Memorial Museum and LIbrary and Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad-Bharat.

“But we are in the 21st century, he said, stressing that Tibet can emulate the spirit of European Union.

“So long Chinese constitution recognises Tibetan Autonomous Region, Tibetan Autonomous District and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture as Tibetan areas, with the same right to preserve our own culture and language then we can remain within China. We can benefit from China’s economy and benefit each other,” the Tibetan leader said.

Event moderator, Shri Vijay Kranti, a prominent journalist and longtime friend of Tibet said, “60 years of Tibetan exile is a success story. It was a handful of hundred thousand people who have used India’s hospitality, love and support and made the best use of it. It is because of his leadership, wisdom, far-sighted vision and the faith of Tibetan people in him that India has evolved in the largest reservoir of Tibetan culture. This is a great achievement of India”.

Shir Shakti Sinha, Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library said in his remarks, “Thanks to Tibet, the ancient Indian tradition which was destroyed in India was revived by the Tibetan people. We are grateful for the fact that His Holiness has promoted the idea of mind and life, ethics, values and on how empathy is something that can be redeveloped”.

Ambassador Virendra Gupta, head of the Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad-Bharat also addressed the gathering.

Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile was among the dignitaries present. The talk was largely attended by members of the Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad-Bharat and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.


During His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s talk on “Role of Culture and Ethics in Promoting Global Peace and Harmony” at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 22 April 2018. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

Courtesy: tibet.net

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