In the presence of The Dalai Lama

One of the best memories from the trip to India in February2011 was not just organising TEDx Shekhavati, but also to be in the presence of The Dalai Lama.

He was shorter than I had thought he would be; very jolly, many times sneezing and cleaning his nose against the Mic, leaving the audience smiling. The Dalai Lama spoke about compassion and emphasized on family values to raise ethical individuals.

“Science is not the problem. Lack of moral principles is the root problem. Terrorism stems from here. That is why, I promote human values; this is very different from religion.”

“I am committed to human values and religious harmony till my death. We want full guarantee of protecting Tibetan language, religion and land from the Chinese.”

“This body is a Tibetan body. This body is also an Indian body because it is fed by Indian chapatis and food.”

“Promotion of human values and religious harmony cannot be in the hands of government leaders.  It should be with people. Then we develop more concern for each other.”

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2 comments
  1. Mita Ray said:

    Love it – the man is a legend and a hero. You are one very, very lucky lady, Masarat!

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