The 14th Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader interacted with school going kids and enlightened them about the importance of modern education along with the cultural significance of ancient Indian history. He encouraged students to change their perspective and think differently to bring about a transformation.
Some thoughts he shared with students of Somaiya School, Vidya Vihar are inspiring to one and all, not just the kids-
“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.”
“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.”
“You are the younger generation, you are the future of India. Please pay more attention to ancient Indian knowledge.”
“You are the younger generation of this great nation. Why I used great nation? Of course 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 signed off.