Tuesday, December 21, 2010

His Holiness The Dalai Lama visits Sikkim. (Dec 2010)

It was a cloudy evening some 6 - 7 years back from now. The entire hill town of Gangtok, Sikkim  had gone into a silent prayer. The decibel level had gone so low that you could literally hear the birds chirping and the ringing of the buddhist bells. People cutting across races, religion and social strata had come out of their houses and with folded hands were waiting for His Holiness The Dalai Lama's convoy to pass by the National Highway NH31. Never before had I witnessed such a dramatic change in the environment of an entire town just by the coming of one person. You could feel the peace and gratitude in the air and most people had tears in the eyes reminiscing the days of the times when they were living in their own country under the benevolent rule of The Dalai Lama of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama is the symbol of peace and tolerance all over the world and has shown that integrating spirituality in daily life can make a much more prosperous and violence free world. Persecution by the Chinese of his people for over 60 years has not made him loose his patience and speak harsh words for them. He still says that Love will win over hatred. Peace will win over violence. Forgiveness will win over greed.

His Holiness visited Sikkim again. In the video, He speaks at the International Conference on Science, Spirituality and Education held at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok, Sikkim, India, on December 20th, 2010.


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