By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, August 29: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today began a four-day teaching on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way at Tsug-lag-Khang, the main temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.
The morning teachings from August 29 – September 1 is being held at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The translations of the teaching are available in English, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Japanese, Thai and Chinese.
Around 7000 devotees from 60 countries have gathered at Tsug-lag-khang to listen to the Dalai Lama’s teaching on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, an official from the CTA’s Department of Security said.
His Holiness began the teaching today by highlighting the importance of introduction to Buddhism as it assists us in relating to and properly practicing Buddhism.
“Buddhism has originated from India and has spread across almost all the Asian countries. What is special about Buddhism is that its based on logic and reasoning and the Buddha himself encourages doing so,” the Dalai Lama said.
“The present state of the world is very sad, the news on Yemen is horrible. Its not because of natural calamities but due to human creation. Untamed mind has laced religion with hatred and animosity to breed violence and killings. If we are to promote peace and stability in the world, we have to strengthen the seed of compassion within us,” His Holiness said.
The Tibetan spiritual leader further added that the basic human nature is compassionate and urged every one to work together to promote peace and make the 21st century a century of peace.