The following is from an article I read and want to share with you: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/I-describe-Indians-as-guru-we-chelas-learn-from-you-Dalai-Lama/articleshow/7524488.cms
- “Yes, I will see a free Tibet in my lifetime. I am confident about that. More and more Chinese are supporting the Tibetan cause than ever before,” the 14th Dalai Lama, who was in the city on Friday, told TOI.
- More and more Chinese championing the cause of Tibetans, the movement will usher in the final chapter of the land’s long struggle that will end soon, he said. “And so, it is my belief that it will not be a loss for one and triumph for another. It will be a victory for all.” He also had a joke about a changed China: “I told the Chinese authorities that I want to join Chinese Communist Party.”
- Praising India, he said it didn’t need to look out for answers. “Indian civilization, when compared to the western and Chinese civilizations, is much more sophisticated. It is the world’s treasure.” He repeatedly described himself as a chela of Indian tradition. “I describe Indians as the guru, we (Tibetans) are chelas of Indian guru,” he said. “Essentially we learn from you.”
- As an honest friend, he said it was essential to rid all the systems of some evils: “Caste, dowry, discrimination, these may be a part of your tradition but they are outdated, and must change. From your chela, this is constructive criticism. Sometimes, you are a little bit lazy. You must be more hard-working; work with full self-confidence.”
- DEEPER THOUGHTS:
*Modern education system does not pay attention to wholeheartedness. Teaching ethics without touching the religious space is important
*Life based on material wealth with no roots in affection is a delusion
*Secularism does not mean disrespect of religion, but equal respect for all religions
*Business people also come from society, we need a change at the fundamental level, and now in the west, some educationists are really questioning the educational system
*Technology provides physical comfort and spiritual development mental comfort
*The real change in India needs to happen in its rural areas, in its old villages
*The desire for peace is very strong. People proudly joined when the World Wars broke out. That situation has changed. Before the Iraq crisis, think of how many people came out against using force. It’s a sign of change: non-violence.
Thank’s to Samurai for photo, recommend you take a look at them.