Dalai Lama Tells Tibetans to Remain Non Violent Even After His Life

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who recently spoke at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (DLHIE) told that Tibetans must remain non violent even after his life. His Holiness during the four day stay in Bengaluru city in South India paid a visit to the institute on Monday.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained that despite undergoing untold sufferings in the hands of the People’s Liberation Army of China over the past 70 years, Tibetans have remained non-violent to the extend that they even committed self immolations protest while not harming the others.

“Even though Tibetans in Tibet are under such oppression their spirit and determination remain strong. Whether they are Buddhists or not, they don’t forget that they are Tibetan. Up to now 152 people have committed self-immolation in protest at the situation in their homeland. They could have attacked and harmed others, but scrupulously undertook only to harm themselves.” said the report in the official website of the Office His Holiness the Dalai lama.

According to the His Holiness told the audience that he’d heard that people say that while he’s alive they will remain non-violent, but after that, who knows. He has appealed to them to remain non violent whatever the circumstances. He said that he still hopes to see positive change in Tibet.

“We are a unique people with a unique culture that we have every reason to be proud of. Never forget that you are Tibetan. In the early days people worked very hard to clear the jungle here in Karnataka to enable schools and so forth to be built. The generation that re-established the Monastic Universities have virtually all gone, but the fruit of their deeds remains. In those early days they came to me to complain that it was so hot they were convinced they would die. When I came again, I was able to tease them that they were still alive after all. I told them – ‘Never give up.’ These days you have much better facilities, but you also have greater opportunities.” concluded His Holiness the Dalai Lama by adding, “Finally, I want to mention my latest commitment to try to revive interest in ancient Indian knowledge regarding the workings of the mind and emotions in this country. I hope this Institute may be able to play a part in this.”

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