His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama today held a religious preaching session where he spoke about love and compassion to about 10000 people here at Buddha stadium.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu accorded a warm welcome to His Holiness on his arrival at the stadium where people from all over the district gathered to listen to the religious sermons.
The Dalai Lama conferred a White Tara Long-life Empowerment reciting sacred Buddhist chants from his teaching pavilion. He announced to the devotees to recite the chants for the benefit of all sentient beings.
In his teachings, he spoke about the benefits of positivity that could attract friends, family and people nearer. His Holiness also spoke highly about India’s secular social structure that had let all religions to flourish side by side.
Later in afternoon, the Dalai Lama delivered a public talk in the high school auditorium. He spoke for nearly two hours and took questions from the crowd.
The attendees asked questions on how to improve school teaching system; how world peace can be achieved, etc.
In his speech, His Holiness spoke intelligence as a necessary component for compassion. He said without first being a better human being, no one can claim to be a true follower of any faith.
The Dalai Lama said “education is must today as it inculcates a sense of oneness and teaches to forgive and forget the wrongdoings of others and brings positivity”. In a truly educated world there will be no hatred, no war and peace will prevail everywhere, he added.
Speaking on importance of inner peace, the Dalai Lama said the more positive you are, the better you feel. Even scientists have proved that for good physical health, inner peace is very important, he said.
Among others, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker T N Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretaries, Kumsi Sidisow, Phurpa Tsering, Local MLA cum advisor to CM Japu Deru, Chief Secretary and DGP were present on the occasion. Guru Rinpoche and Thekse Rimpoche were also present during the day.
Later in the evening, His Holiness and his entourage were accorded a rousing reception at Thupsung Dhargyelling monastery in Dirang. People from all walks of life paid their obeisance to their supreme Guru through out the 40 Km stretch of road from Bomdila to Dirang.