Compassion is Universal Says Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya

Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that compassion is universal, a basic quality of human nature at the second day of his teachings in Bodh Gaya on Saturday. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet called for development of warmheartedness by empathizing others wish to seek happiness and avoid suffering.

“The seed of compassion and warmheartedness is not something that comes from religion. Compassion is universal and more so, basic quality of human nature.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a gathering of more 50,000 devotees at the Kalachakra ground in the Bihar state according to the official report in Central Tibetan Administration.

The spiritual leader explained that everyone wishes for happiness just as yourself and everyone has the potential to spread love and compassion in this world.

“Just as you appreciate compassion and love from others, you also have the potential to spread that love and compassion to others as well. Therefore we need to train our mind to reflect on this fact that others also want happiness, wish to avoid suffering,” His Holiness added.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is giving a three day teaching of the Buddhist text of Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination at Bodh gaya at the request of Indians. While His Holiness completed the second day of the teachings, His Holiness also called for the developing inner peace by training the mind while pursuing happiness.

“As long as there is a lack of the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, no matter what external amenities you have, they will never give you the feeling of joy and happiness that you are seeking. On the other hand, if you train your mind to be calm and at peace, then even if you lack various amenities that you would normally consider necessary for happiness, it is still possible to live a happy and joyful life,” His Holiness explained to the devotees.

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