Dharamshala: On the opening day of the three days teaching in Dharamshala , Dalai Lama said, “It is important to know the workings of the mind because if you look at the world today, there are lots of killings among human beings due to disturbance of mind. All the man-made problems in today’s world are due to unruly and undisciplined mind. Then there are serious problems of rich poor disparity; caste systems, for example, where people are discriminated on basis of their caste. This is also very unfortunate as people remain very poor due to this discrimination. But many people remain rather indifferent to this situation of others.”
As he described that peace of mind is disturbed not from outside he emphasized , “Therefore you have to find the means to overcome this mind from within and not seek some external solutions.”
Dalai Lama advised the school/college going youth to develop faith and conviction in Buddha’s teaching through study, reflection and meditation. “Since we have the tradition of studying classic texts from past thousands of years, we need to pay more attention to it. We the Tibetans have kept the tradition of studying the major classic texts of Nalanda.”
Throughout the preliminary teaching, Dalai Lama emphasized the root of compassion and values originated from the Indian masters–dated back to 2000 years–and the urgency to revive the ancient wisdom in our schools, societies and the world at large.
The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama started the three-day introductory teaching on Buddhism today,specially for Tibetan youth at Tsuglagkhang ,the main temple, just outside of the Dalai Lama’s residence in Mecleodganj in Dharamshala north India.
On the first day of teaching over ten thousand devotees pour into the main temple to listen to the teachings. President of Tibetan government in exile Dr Lobsang Sangay, Ministers and secretaries of Central Tibetan Administration were also present. 528 students from 70 different universities and colleges in India, students from colleges in USA, Netherlands and thousands from Tibetan schools chain TCV and Mussoorie Homes had come to attend the three-day teaching. The teaching will conclude on 7 June.