The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience with a group of people from Singapore on Wednesday said that there is nothing special with him and he is a normal human being. His Holiness gave a special audience to the group at his residence in Dharamshala.
A group of eighty-five people from Singapore, including Singaporeans, Americans, Australians, Britishers, Indians, Canadians, Chinese, French, Swiss and several from other countries, came to visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, report an official report by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday.
Marc Nicholson introduced the group who are all members of Club 1880 from Singapore are motivated by a wish to change the world, one conversation at a time. These people come from different backgrounds and of different faiths united by the hope to make the world a better place.
After greeting the group, His Holiness responded to the group that among the 85 of you here and even among all 7 billion human beings everyone has a different face and yet we were all born the same way.
“We are social animals. We depend on the community in which we live. Our survival and our very happiness depend on our families, neighbours and so forth. These days the whole world is like one community. We share in a global economy, but we also face the challenge of climate change together. We have to consider the welfare of all 7 billion human beings.” His Holiness told the group.
“No one wants problems and although we are at peace with each other here, elsewhere, right now, are people afflicted with all kinds of trouble, including violence in the name of religion. Much better than that is to live in peace with your neighbours. That’s why, as a human being, I’m committed to promoting compassion as a true source of happiness.”
Interestingly when a young boy from the group questioned His Holiness on whats it like to be a reincarnation, the 14th Dalai Lama laughed out and then replied; “Nothing special. I’m a normal human being.”. Although His Holiness exerts that he is a simple human being, Tibetans and millions of his followers regard him as a living Buddha.