The members of Youth Buddhist Society of India got opportunity to met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 15th November 2019 at his residence Dharamshala, HP. The were students, teachers, doctors,professors and engineers from 13 states and their friends. There wee also 14 foreigners in the group. There were around 110 members to listen HH talk on his four commitments,especially ” The Revival of Ancient Indian Wisdom” The event was organized by Kailash Chandra Bauddha.
His Holiness began his talk to them be declaring that his primary commitment is to promoting the practice of altruism, the awakening mind of Bodhichitta.
“We are encouraged to view all sentient beings as being as dear as our own mother. There are beings in other galaxies with whom we have no direct contact. Here in this world there are animals, birds, insects, worms and so forth, who it is difficult to help because they have no language. However, we can do something for our fellow human beings, because we can communicate with people who are mentally, physically and emotionally the same as us. Training in compassion brings people peace of mind—it brings happiness.
“When we’re too frustrated, angry or full of fear, we have no peace of mind. Money, fame and power don’t bring peace of mind, but paying attention to compassion does. Young children don’t care about their companions’ faith, nationality or race, so long as they smile and play cheerfully together. That’s the spirit we all need.
“Unfortunately, modern education gives little instruction on how to tackle our disturbing emotions and achieve inner peace. On the other hand, for more than 3000 years the concepts of ‘Ahimsa’—restraining from harming others, and ‘Karuna’—cultivating a compassionate motivation, have flourished here in India. These practices existed before the Buddha.