Macleodganj: The Dalai Lama will be attending a meeting to celebrate diversity among Indian Muslims Next week in Delhi .The meeting will also include participation of Tibetan Muslims. The Dalai Lama disclosed this during a meeting with an Iranian group consisting of 58 members of the Iranian Impacters Club and CEOs of various enterprises at the former’s residence in Macleodganj.
The Dalai Lama said he looked forward to the meeting and hoped representatives of the embassies of various Muslim countries will also attend. He said I believe it will be an opportunity to promote religious harmony. Even as he is nearing the age of 84,The Dalai Lama continues to make appearances in interfaith dialogue and collaborate with other religious groups to promote better understanding and respect among the different faiths of the world. It remains one of his four principal commitments: to promote religious harmony.
Speaking to the Iranian group on this commitment, The Dalai Lama said: “As a Buddhist monk I feel a moral responsibility to promote inter-religious harmony. I’m convinced that religious harmony is possible—look at India where so many religious traditions have lived side by side for thousands of years.” “Because I value religious harmony I’m happy to meet members of other faiths, so it’s a real honour for me to meet you Shia brothers and sisters today,” he said cheerfully. “Some people are suspicious of Iranians, but I recall that there are reports of links between Tibet and Persia during the time of King Songtsen Gampo during the 7th century.”