Published: 08th December 2017
Dalai Lama has a message for you: Find inner peace, pay attention to ancient learnings
The spiritual leader highlighted the importance of achieving innate relaxation and advised students to learn to control and tone their mind towards positivity and calmness
Youngistaan needs to focus and imbibe the country's ancient ways of learning to pave the way for the future, Tibetan Spiritual Leader The Dalai Lama told students of Mumbai's Somaiya school on Friday. He also emphasised the need for students to control and calm their minds towards positive reflection.
"You are the younger generation, you are the future of India. Please pay more attention to ancient Indian knowledge. External things - modern science, modern education (is) wonderful, very useful. But as far as the inner world is concerned, modern education, modern knowledge I think still is very primitive. India's future can do a lot of contribution, regarding promotion of knowledge of inner world and with that, inner peace," he said.
Hear Hear: His talk also had a few anecdotes from his life
He added that his life had not been devoid of struggles and the only way to overcome such difficulties was to strengthen the mind. "My whole life has been quite difficult. Lot of problems, but I realised training of our mind is very helpful. It helps in keeping things clear and achieve peace of mind. Peace of mind is very important, even for physical health," he added.
The Dalai Lama further said the country's rich knowledge of truth and philosophy was distinct from that of the world. "You are the younger generation of this great nation. Why I used great nation? Ofcourse it's a democratic country and economy, but when I say great nation I mean it over 3,000 years...
"While the rest of the world still remained dark, ignorant, this country over 3,000 years was trying to find out the reality, deeper meanings of truth," he calmly says, before signing off.