On his 12 day visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama visited Dibrugarh University. During his speech at the University, the Dalai Lama stressed the importance of brotherhood through inner peace and compassion. The spiritual leader made a lasting impression on the audience by explaining the importance of love and compassion which are of great importance to alleviate fear, anger, and violence.
The Dalai Lama's Address to the Audience
The Tibetan spiritual leader impressed upon the audience the significance of love and trust which are necessary for alleviating fear, anger, and violence. The Dalai Lama lamented opined that such artificial divisions between humankind should be removed in order to achieve universal brotherhood and compassion. The Dalai Lama also spoke on the significance of climate change brought on due to our materialistic greed which has led to a depletion and destruction of our natural resources. In order to ensure a secure and peaceful future, the spiritual leader stressed the importance of sharing resources and harnessing them in a sustainable manner. The Dalai Lama also articulated that the education system in India was imposed by the British and insisted that it is now time to include elements in our education system as was prevalent in ancient Indian knowledge which included messages of compassion, love, and harmony. He also expressed happiness that Dibrugarh University will be introducing a course on secular ethics and extended an invitation to the Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University to attend further deliberations on the subject with Buddhist scholars. The Dalai Lama thanked the University for inviting him and urged the younger generation to make the 21st century the century of compassion.
Response Received by The Dalai Lama at the University
Earlier, the Tibetan spiritual leader was received with great enthusiasm and warmth by Dibrugarh University Vice Chancellor Alak Kumar Buragohain and the members of the university community, prominent members of the civil society and the Buddhist community of the region. The program coordinated by Chandan Kr. Sarma, Coordinator, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Dibrugarh University. Later the Dalai Lama returned to Guwahati and he will consecrate a new Tara Temple (dolma Lhakhang) in Lumla tomorrow. Despite China opposed, the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the state government are ready to warm welcome the Tibetan spiritual leader in Lumla.