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Dalai urges people to respect all religions

December 26, 2010

Assam Tribune

GANGTOK, Dec 21 – Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has urged people
from all faiths to give equal respect to all religions in the world.

All the major religions in the world have vision, so people should learn
the principles of such religions and use it in their daily life, the
Dalai Lama told people here on Sunday.

Earlier, thousands of people lined up the streets here from the Army
Helipad at Libing to the Circuit House to have a glimpse of the Tibetan
spiritual leader who arrived here today from Ravangla in South Sikkim.

The streets of the Sikkim capital were decorated with banners welcoming
the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama is on a eight-day visit of Sikkim from December 15 to 22.
The Sikkim Government has banned slaughter of animals in the State
during the stay of the Tibetan spiritual leader. – PTI

Correspondent adds: The Dalai Lama, while addressing his followers here
at Buddha Park, stated that when anything happens, there must be some
cause; without any reason nothing happens in the universe.

“Everybody should prepare mentally to do Karma and never wait for
result”, he said. The Dalai Lama said this to his devotees assembled in
front of the under construction135 ft high statue (tallest in the
country) of Lord Buddha, facing North West.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and other Ministers visited him today.
According to sources, devotees from Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, Bhutan
and Nepal have come to see the Dalai Lama.

During his two day stay at Ravangla, he appreciated the Chief Minister
for setting up the Buddha Park. Dalai Lama also visited the Tibetan
settlers of Kunphenling TibetanSettlement at Ravangla.

Dalai gave a sermon on the teachings of Buddhism and said that the
uniqueness of Buddhism is that it teaches people to imbibe goodness in
their hearts. The trueteachings of Buddhism should reflect in the action
of Buddha Dharma followers thus dispensing the goodness in them towards
the welfare of the world, he said.
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