Under the aegis of Spic Macay 5 students from classes XI and XII along with teacher incharge Ms.Bindu Gupta attended the address by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama –“Educating the Mind and Heart” at The Shri Ram School, Vasant Vihar, Delhi on Sep.20, 2019.
His Holiness in his address lay stress on oneness of the world. He stated that it was a global responsibility of all human beings to stay united and have mutual respect for each other. According to him, India was a perfect example of religious harmony. He reiterated that all religions talked about love, compassion and kindness. He urged the students to believe in God who was not the creator but a creation. According to him, Indian tradition taught to be secular, ahimsa and Karuna and also to be analytical, investigative and experimental.
He further said anger, fear, competition, exploitation, hatred were all man-made problems. According to him, modern education had made everyone materialistic, therefore one had to manage one’s emotions. He pointed out that one’s knowledge should have the ability to combine modern education with ancient teachings, which taught everyone to be calm, compassionate and meditative.
The session ended with a question answer session by the students.
The audience were left exuberated by the aura of His Holiness and his calm and composed demeanour.