The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Friday interacted with students from various schools in New Delhi. After arriving in the city on Thursday, His Holiness delivered a talk on ‘Educating the heart and mind’, attended by more than two thousand students from various schools in New Delhi.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Shri Ram School in Vasant Vihar on Friday morning. The Chairperson, Arun Bharat Ram, the director and principal of the institute received the spiritual leader at the venue. An audience of 2400 strong, comprising of students from more than 84 schools in New Delhi extended an enthusiastic welcome.
His Holiness said it is his honour to be able to interact with young students belonging to the 21st century. The hour long event on Friday comprised of a talk by the Tibetan spiritual leader, followed by an interactive session. He stressed in the beginning that humans as social animals should cultivate a sense of oneness of humanity.
“Modern education, which was introduced in India by the British tends to have materialistic goals,” His Holiness observed. “Material development is important, but we should not neglect ancient Indian knowledge with its thorough understanding of the workings of our mind and emotions. If we could combine that with modern education, we could learn how to tackle out destructive emotions and achieve peace of mind. I have found it very helpful to realize that afflictive emotions are not grounded in reality, whereas compassion can be cultivated on the basis of reason. This has enabled me to face the various complications of my life with peace of mind.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained.
Following the talk, students interacted with the spiritual leader. At end, a representative of the students thanked His Holiness for coming and for his enriching and inspiring words, which had given them all a fresh perspective. From 22 to 23 September, His Holiness is scheduled to visit Sri Udasin Karhni Ashram in Mathura.
On 25 September, His Holiness will speak at an interreligious event at the Harijan Sevak Sangh, Gandhi Ashram.