Addressing a gathering in Kangra, The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama appreciated the ancient Indian knowledge as he said it helps tackle negative emotions and has the potential to contribute to world peace.
The Dalai Lama highlighted the relevance of India in the Buddhist world and said that if the country takes lead in combining its ancient knowledge of emotions and spiritualism with modern education, India will become an inspiration for many Buddhist countries.
He mentioned that one of his lifelong commitments is to revive this “ancient yet scientific” tradition in modern India by incorporating it in the education system.
He further stressed the need to impart environmental education right from the childhood.
Addressing the issue of the role of media in the society he said, “the role of media is to objectively inform and educate people, based on truth and facts.”
During the address, the Dalai Lama called the Tibetans residing in China as the followers of the Nalanda tradition.
He cited an example to substantiate his statement as he said, “Now many Chinese university scholars describe Tibetan Buddhism as authentic Nalanda tradition and some Chinese scholars are now opting to study Tibetan Buddhism and language.
He noted that those who appreciate Tibetan Buddhism are also sympathetic towards the Tibetan problems.
Many dignitaries, including former Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, Lobsang Tenzin also known as Samdhing Rinpoche and the recent President of Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, attended the event.