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Dalai Lama highlights 'ups and downs' between India-China amid Tawang clash

The Tibetan spiritual leader also shed light on India’s concept of Karuna and Ahimsa and urged everyone to preserve it.

Dalai Lama highlights ups and downs between India-China amid Tawang clash

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Dec 2022 4:05 AM GMT

GURUGRAM: Amid the ongoing tensions between India and China, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday highlighted the ups and downs between the two Countries.

While speaking at a public talk on "Compassionate and secular ethics - Educating the heart and mind" in Gurugram on Wednesday, the Tibetan spiritual leader said, "India and China are the two most populous countries. In recent decades too many ups and downs. India is a democracy and respects all religions. India's tradition is very good. So young Indians should keep India's thousand-year-old secular tradition." The Tibetan spiritual leader also shed light on India's concept of Karuna and Ahimsa and urged everyone to preserve it. "This world ultimately depends on whole-heartedness. No distinctions between communities and religions. We smile at each other and pray together. India's concept of 'Karuna' and 'Ahimsa' is a key thing and we must preserve it," he said.

Dalai Lama stressed that nowadays human brains are being used as weapons to destroy neighbours. "So, now we look at the world. Aggression, atrocity, violence, so many people are killed, keen to create nuclear weapons. In the last few centuries, too much violence. Now, the human brain is used for weapons, how to kill, and how to destroy your neighbour. That is totally wrong," he added.

Stressing the fact to build a peaceful world without a weapon, the leader said that peace and violence depend upon us. "We are all the same human beings. All have to live together without any violence. When we pray for world peace, peace will not come from the sky, violence doesn't come from the sky, all depend on us. In our brain basically, we have this nation, that nation, this religion, that religion. That causes fighting. That is outdated. Disagreements should be resolved, keeping in mind that all are our brothers and sisters, and should build a world without a weapon," he said.

Calling ancient Indian masters as his source of inspiration, the leader called Indian tradition 'extremely rich' and 'useful' and asked the young generation to preserve it.

"The Indian tradition is extremely rich, particularly about the mind. Modern India should pay more attention to ancient India tradition. We should not neglect the knowledge of our mind". "Ancient Indian Masters are my source of inspiration. These are completely based on reasoning and thinking. I am a student of that tradition", he said. Earlier on Monday, said that India is a perfect place and his permanent residence and that he prefers India. (ANI)

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