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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Teaches Ethics to Indian Students

April 6, 2009

Saturday, 4 April 2009, 10:43 a.m.

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on
Friday underlined that India must play an active
role in propagating ancient Indian thought and
concept of ahimsa (non-violence), tolerance and
being compassionate to the world.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was addressing a
convention on Ethics of Millenium', organised at
the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in
Hamirpur, some 95 km from Dharamsala.

India's leading newspaper Hindustan Times termed
His Holiness's visit as a landmark in the history of NIT.

NIT director IK Bhatt welcomed His Holiness the
Dalai Lama on his arrival at the institute.

While addressing the students, His Holiness said:
"I being a Buddhist, ancient Indian philosophers
like Nagarjuna and others have been my teachers
and I owe to them but now time has come when
India should play an active role of masters in
teaching their ancient philosophy to the world."

"I my self feel that India has a bigger role to
play in world peace. It is India that taught the
world to tread the path of non-violence," His Holiness added.

His Holiness said that it is the duty of everyone
to work for global peace. Every problem can be
solved through dialogue rather than violence.

"Terrorism is also manifestation of aggression
caused due to disturbances in the minds," His Holiness said.

Asking the students to follow the principles of
non-violence, His Holiness said the transparency,
truthfulness and honesty are main components of
compassion. "only inner peace can help in
developing good quality," His Holiness added.

His Holiness lauded the efforts of the Indian
government and support of its people towards
providing warm hospitality and education to the Tibetan refugees.

"Though many NGOs and other countries have
supported the Tibetan refugees, maximum support
came from India as homeless people found happy home here,' His Holiness said.

In his discourse on ‘Ethics for new millennium’
His Holiness also touched philosophical concepts
like potentials of human beings to lead a happy
life, what should be done to create happy human
society, importance of logic and philosophy, role
of mental level and being compassionate, secular
way of life, concept of love and non-creation and
belief in cause and effect etc.

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