Wednesday, 28 November 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bangalore day 1:

On 26th of November afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai lama visited the Christ University Bangalore and spoke to the members of the Christ family. Here is the summary of His Holiness's speech:
"My dear elder brothers and sisters and younger brothers and sisters, treat me as a fellow human being for mentally, physically and emotionally we are all same people.Christians have made the greatest contribution to education. But they also indulge in conversions, sometimes causing problems. It is much better if we kept our own religious faith. Else, it will lead to confusions.

The Tibetan leaders have contributed much in the field of education. There are instances of certain institutions like the Ramakrishna Mission which have directly contributed to society.
Excepting for this, most religious leaders of these communities keep themselves isolated – they are either seen meditating or even half asleep. 
The 20th Century made a lot of advancements in science and technology, but it was marked by a lot of bloodshed. Around 200 million people were killed through violence and civil war during the century. The 21st Century has also faced violence in pockets, especially through terrorism. However, people belonging to the ages 30 years and below, who truly belong to the 21st Century, can change the future world - make it a better and peaceful place to live in. The younger generation must think more at a deeper level.
Think towards bridging the gap between the rich and poor, end corruption and crime. Science has now confirmed that a compassionate heart is the key to the good health of an individual as well as society. This is why I believe that religious faith and reason must go together"

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