Speaking at a convention at Pune recently, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, made two thought-provoking statements:
- Two fundamental features of Indian culture and heritage are ‘ahimsa with karuna’ and ‘religious tolerance’. He mentioned that India is probably the only country in the world where so many religions co-exist peacefully. “There will always be some mischievous elements”, he added, but by-and-large, followers of many different faiths have been able to live in harmony.
- 20th century was the bloodiest century in the history of humanity. Today, in the 21st century, countries and people are more inter-connected and inter-dependent than ever before. The concept of ‘We vs Them’, no longer exists. There is no longer an enemy. Destruction of an enemy is nothing more than destruction of a part of ourselves. War is an outdated thought in today’s context, and all disagreements could be better resolved through discussions.
It would be interesting to contemplate whether the above message could have any impact on how we resolve our day-to-day disagreements.
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