Warmheartedness, religious harmony and Tibetan well-being are the deepest concerns of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the public talk in Mumbai on Sunday. His Holiness expressed his commitments and the deepest concerns at Somaiya Vidyavihar to an audience of more than 2000 comprised of Indians, Tibetans and Foreigners.
“As a human being, I’m committed to encouraging warm-heartedness. As a Buddhist monk I’m committed to fostering religious harmony. As a Tibetan and someone in whom 6 million Tibetans have placed their hope and trust, I have a deep concern for their well-being. I’ve retired from political responsibility and put a stop to any future Dalai Lamas involving themselves in politics. My focus now is the preservation of Tibetan language and culture and the protection of the natural environment on the Tibetan Plateau” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama according to the official website of OHHDL.
His Holiness explained that his understanding of how to tackle destructive emotions dates back to the ancient Indian knowledge, particularly Buddhist traditions, that the Nalanda Master, Shantarakshita introduced to Tibet in the 8th century and called on to combine the modern education with the insights of ancient Indian knowledge because he told that it is very much relevant to the today’s world in understanding the workings of the mind and emotions.
“My latest commitment is to reviving ancient Indian knowledge in India. Please think about what I have said, but if you find you have no interest in it, it’s fine to forget it. It’s not my intention to impose anything on anyone. Thank you.” His Holiness concluded the public talk.
His Holiness will be travel to the Tibetan settlement of Mundgod in Karnataka following which he will visit Tibetan Settlement of Bylakuppe and then Bengaluru later. Following the tour of South India, His Holiness will make a 50 day visit to Bodh Gaya.