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Dalai Lama Addresses Jamia Islamia Students and Faculty on Non-Violence


The Dalai Lama receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters from Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, on November 23rd, 2010.


The Dalai Lama today gave a talk on "The Importance of Non-Violence and Ethical Value" to students and faculty members of Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi.

The talk chaired by Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia University was held in the auditorium of Faculty of Engineering & Technology.

The Tibetan buddhist leader said conflicts should be resolved through peaceful means and that and all should strive to create the 21st century as century of dialogue.

"When we face conflicts due to different interests and views, then, we have to find peaceful means and ways to solve through dialogue and non-violence" said the Dalai Lama. "Try to create 21st century as a century of dialogue."

The Dalai Lama also stressed on the importance of the ethical values and said human beings are naturaly gentle and warm hearted.

"Sometimes, I jokingly telling people, look! our physical structure. Firstly look our teeth. Our teeth is much like the teeth of rabbit and deer and not like tiger and lion," the Tibetan spiritual said.

Question and answer session was held after the talks during which one of the faculty member asked the Dalai Lama's silence on the tortures of Rohingya muslims by Buddhists in Burma.

The Dalai Lama replied thta he does not have any channels to contact with the Burmese government. "The channel I can approach is Aung San Suu Kyi. After the crisis, I wrote a letter to her telling that she should do something. No reply up till now."

Jamia University has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on the Dalai Lama in its Annual Convocation in the year 2010.
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