His Holiness the Dalai Lama reaffirms commitment to lead Tibetan people
JAIPUR: Reaffirming his responsibility towards the issue of Tibet as one of his three commitments, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said as a Tibetan he cannot forsake his people and responsibility towards finding a lasting solution to the issue of Tibet. His Holiness assures Tibetans not to worry.
His Holiness was addressing over 2,000 people on the ethics for the new millennium in Jaipur on Saturday. The talk was jointly organised by Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital and Research Institute and Barefoot College at Clarks Ajmer hotel.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama reiterated that the Tibetan side is not seeking separation from the People's Republic of China.
His Holiness also denied allegations made by the Chinese leadership that the Tibetan side is seeking "Great Tibet".
"We have never demanded "Greater Tibet". China calls Tibet as Xizang. The Tibetan people living in exile, out of the total 6 million population, came from different parts of Tibet, including Kham and Amdo Provinces. But the Chinese government still calls Tibet as Xizang, which means the Western side. If Xizang is considered as the only part of Tibet, then I would cease to be a Tibetan because Kham and Amdo are not within this region. So the Chinese government's accusations that, the Tibetan side is demanding a "Greater Tibet" with Tibetan areas in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan, is just to gain political mileage," His Holiness said.
His Holiness also encourage people at the individual, family and society levels to promote positive human values and religious harmony. "Religious harmony and ethical human values are not something to be delivered by the government, these should be build by the individuals at the family and society and spread to national and international levels.
Describing most of the problems in this world as man-made, His Holiness said solutions to these problems lies with us. “The progress in science and technology has brought great benefit. On the other hand, weapons like nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world were also developed. Even though the past century witnessed two world wars, the capability for destruction was limited and low. But it would be more destructive if wars are fought in the present 21st century,” His Holiness said.
The promotion of human values is not just a political issue, the values like love and compassion are extremely important parts associated to the development of our body, His Holiness said.
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