Himachal Governor Dalai Lama hold talks on Indian tradition

Dharamsala :  A messenger of India and student of Nalanda tradition, as he often refers to himself, the Dalai Lama warmly greeted the Governor, a post on the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) website said.

The two engaged in a productive discussion mainly over the relevance of ancient Indian tradition in promotion of peace of mind and the potential contributions of Tibetan Buddhist masters and institutions in the revival of the tradition, it said.

It is due to India’s consistent generosity and kindness that the Tibetan people have been able to preserve their ancient cultural heritage in exile, the post quoting the spiritual leader said.

“The age-old Indian traditions of non-violent conduct ‘ahimsa’, compassionate motivation ‘karuna’, along with a thorough understanding of the workings of minds and emotions, are not only relevant but are also necessary in today’s world,” he said.

The elderly monk also extended his profound gratitude to the government and people of India for hosting the Tibetan people with warmth and generous hospitality.

The Governor said the Tibetans have contributed significantly to the development of the state. He hoped the relationship would remain strong in the future as well.