Mcleodganj: The Dalai Lama met a group of faculty members of the Dharamshala Government College who have come to seek His Holiness blessing and guidance on their newly introduced six-month certificate course on the ‘revival of ancient Indian knowledge and tradition’. The Dalai Lama met the group at his residence and shared some profounding message on secular ethics. His Holiness mentioned that most of the problems facing the world today are essentially created by human beings. His Holiness denoted that more often than not humans are prone to use their gifted intelligence in the wrong manner paving way for the disposal of destructive emotions when in actuality humans are exceptionally capable to think globally for the long run.
“This capacity and potential of humans to think globally for the long run are often limited by the overwhelming destructive emotions”, said His Holiness. The basic human nature as His Holiness noted is compassion since human beings are social animals and so the very instinct is to co-exists and survive peacefully and amicably. However, His Holiness considers that modern education to some extent is now replacing and altering the essence of basic human nature.
His Holiness asserted that India with its rich ancient traditions has the great potential to imbibe education on tackling the emotions particularly the afflictive emotions through the practice of Samatha and Vipassana. “Only this country can combine modern education with the ancient Indian knowledge to tackle destructive emotions” asserted His Holiness the Dalai Lama.His Holiness further mentioned that modern India should begin the process of reviving its ancient knowledge and traditions for the coming generation to reap the benefits of the result. His Holiness remained strongly optimistic that the end of the 21st century could be more peaceful. His Holiness expressed his tremendous appreciation to the Dharamshala Government College and its faculty on the initiative to revive the ancient Indian knowledge.