While on his visit to the Indian city Bhubneshwar, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at the media briefing that India and China have to live side by side without choice and if they can work together, there is a huge potential.
The Dalai Lama arrived in the city yesterday for a two program in Odhisha and met with the Chief Minister of the state Naveen Patnaik. His Holiness will engage in a series of talks and public engagements.
“India and China have a great potential. China is also historically a Buddhist country. Most Chinese follow the Nalanda thought of Buddhism,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader according to the report in ANI News.
“Both the countries across the border have more than two billion people together. So, they need each other. India needs China and China needs India. There is no other way except live peacefully and helping each other,” the Dalai Lama added in Bhubneshwar saying that small issues will keep coming on and that should not be taken of any serious importance. He also advised that war is not the solution.
The Nobel peace laureate also told that the two Asian giants have a huge potential to achieve good in this world if they worked together by putting the aside the differences.
“Whether we like it or not, India and China have to live side by side and if they work together there is a huge potential. Imagine more than two billion people working together.” His Holiness added in the report.
The Dalai Lama will be visiting Kolkata from Bhubneshwar and then return back to his temporal abode Dharamshala. He is scheduled to visit Mumbai and the Tibetan settlements in Karnataka in December before setting of to Bodh Gaya for stay of almost two months.