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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Sunday, January 4, 2004

1. Maintain tradition of ahimsa, says the Dalai Lama

Saturday, January 03, 2004

New Delhi, January 3 - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday
said people of India should maintain the country's glorious tradition of
"ahimsa" for all-round development.

"For thousands of years, India is following tradition of ahimsa
(non-violence). Indians must show the world that people of different
religions can live together peacefully," he said at a function organised by
Sri Sathya Sai International Centre and School for Study and Research in
Human Values in New Delhi.

The Dalai Lama said "pluralism in religion is a reality and we must accept
it. Some politicians may follow a different view but that is because of
their ignorance".

He said the attitude of Chinese people towards Tibet was changing.
"Religious belief of Tibetan Buddhism has been increasing among Chinese.
Many Chinese, who visit Tibet, are showing interest in Tibetan culture and
religion," he added.

The Dalai Lama asked people of India to be enlightened with the knowledge of
different religious faiths. "Knowledge brings conviction, conviction brings
determination and determination brings familiarisation," he said.

Rajya Sabha member Dr Karan Singh, who was also present at the function,
described the spiritual leader as a "great human being" and said, "it is
because of his continuous efforts that Tibetan diaspora across the globe has
been brought under a close knit network".

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Maintain tradition of ahimsa, says the Dalai Lama
  2. 'We Are No Monks' Premieres in Dharamsala
  3. Seven days in Tibet
  4. Chinese authorities reward police station for "safeguarding the motherland's unification and peace in the border areas"
  5. Book reviews: 'Tibetian Buddhist Life'; 'A Day in the Life of Billy Graham'

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