No one religion can claim supremacy over the other: Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader, who arrived in Bhopal on Saturday, attended the government’s ambitious Narmada Seva Yatra at Dewas before delivering a lecture on “The Art of Being Happy”

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published:March 20, 2017 4:03 am
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Dalai Lama in Bhopal, Sunday. PTI

TIBETAN SPIRITUAL leader Dalai Lama on Sunday said “strictly secular and not religious way” was the only way forward for peaceful living and that no one religion could claim supremacy over the other. He also called people to imbibe scientific temper and common sense. Barring occasional problems caused by some “mischievous people”, all religions, including those that trace their origins abroad, have co-existed in India over the past 2,000 years and the country should tell the world that it stands for compassion and respect for all religions, he said at the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.

The spiritual leader, who arrived in Bhopal on Saturday, attended the government’s ambitious Narmada Seva Yatra at Dewas before delivering a lecture on “The Art of Being Happy”. He praised the state government’s Happiness Department and lauded Chief Minister Shviraj Singh Chouhan, whom he met earlier in the day, for conceiving the idea. He said the department should also carry out research.

Calling Parsis the oldest refugees in India, he praised the minority community for living without fear in Mumbai and for being successful. Talking about himself, he said he never considered himself “special or holy”. “If I had allowed myself to think that I am the only Dalai Lama in a world populated by seven billion I would have felt very lonely and isolated,” he said.

Describing himself as “half Buddhist monk and half scientist”, he said he learned compassion from his mother who was caring and never got angry, and “not father who scolded me for playfully touching his moustache”.

He called for revising the modern day curriculum that focuses on material progress and replace it with a version that teaches compassion and other human values.

Replying to a seven-year-old’s question on “how to be happy in life?”, he said, “The responsibility to create a peaceful country rests on the young generation and not mine.’’ He described the 20th century as one of violence.

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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 2:06 am
    Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam,Judaism) all are supremacist. No wonder christians are war mongers, Islam is terror monger. Jews are ok but still they consider non Jews as inferior, but they won't act on it like musselman and xchians
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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 2:39 am
    Ignorant lama
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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Speaking truth, which planet you live on. Can't you islmiac supremacy everywhere, don't you know Christianity tells if you don't believe in Jesus you will go to hel. How more ignorant you could be, you psycho, bafffooon.
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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 1:37 am
    go to Saudi and tell this, your body also won't come back
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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Completely wrong sentence. Islam, Christianity do not believe in this, by hook and crook, they became number 1 and number 2 ideologies in the world. Good religions of eastern origin needs to be propagated in west. Thanks to srila prabhupad, who brought iskcon to west.
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    Urdad
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:42 am
    100% rpoved that u r sick
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    Urdad
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:48 am
    Dont preach ISI hatred in india. Go suck ISI's di ck u
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    Urdad
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Sari is right. Dont let ur depression get u b4 its too latelt;br/gt;Get an appointment from a psychiatrist, hurry
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