Religion a personal business, do not mobilise people on its basis: Dalai Lama

“India's religious tolerance is remarkable and it is wonderful to people of across faiths, who mostly arrived from the middle-east in the form of Christianity or Islam, living together and I have full faith that despite being a young yet complicated nation, religious tolerance is possible,” he said.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: January 11, 2018 5:28 am
Do not mobilise people on religion, it's a personal business: Dalai Lama The Tibetan leader was in Pune to attend the second edition of National Teachers’ Congress organised at a city-based college.

Religion is a personal matter and one must not mobilise or create groups of individuals along religious lines, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said here on Wednesday. He was speaking at the second edition of the National Teachers’ Congress at MIT College, where he talked about India’s potential to become a world leader capable of combining ancient wisdom with modern science.

“Religion is personal business. Whatever religion one follows, it is a personal matter. We should not mobilise or create groups and tag anybody as we Buddhists, we Muslims or we Hindus…” he said in a message to the Maratha and Dalit communities of Maharashtra, recently involved in violence during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

“I am a student of ancient Indian knowledge, so wherever I go or during my meeting with scientists, I find many among the audience showing genuine interest in my explanations… all of this has come from India. An eighth-century Tibetan emperor once invited top masters from the Nalanda University. We have preserved the Nalanda tradition for over 1,000 years even as Indians have forgotten it. Now, India must pay more attention and through rigorous study must revive its past,” Dalai Lama said.

“India’s religious tolerance is remarkable and it is wonderful for people across faiths, who mostly arrived from the Middle East in the form of Christianity or Islam… and I have full faith that despite being a young yet complicated nation, religious tolerance is possible,” he said.

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  1. Natehc Kian
    Jan 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    please preach that to the muslims
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    1. Jan 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm
      He should talk about who annihilated Buddhism from earth who had killed Brahdrath . 120 million Dalits must unite and take there Bodh Gaya from Hindus who had made Bodh Gaya a drunkad place . Kumarpushp
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      1. Prasann Singh
        Jan 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm
        Mr anonymous for polarisation need of common enemy is must. If really we want, we can polarise hindu, Buddhism, Sikh, jain like laser beam in one coherent force against common enemy in only 786 days . Becoz history has many more fact, which you gulped it here. We don't want further bloodshed among us, pls don't instigate. You are so ashamed of yourself, that haven't written your name also, what is authencity of your words.
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        1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
          Jan 10, 2018 at 6:47 pm
          For Dalits and Sikhs, Hindu Fundos are their enemy. In 1984 Sikh Riots, the RSS goons were very active in killings across Yamuna.
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