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LauraJ wrote:Gulbarga - Dalai Lama lauds India's religious tolerance
His Holiness the Dalai Lama prostrates in front of a statue of Buddha at the Buddha Vihara in Gulbarga, Karnataka.
Deccan Herald photo.
Deccan Herald [Sunday, December 20, 2009 01:54]
Gulbarga - Delivering a discourse on ‘The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism’ on the occasion of the first anniversary of Buddha Vihara here on Saturday the Tibetan leader in exile said that religious tolerance of ‘Aryabhoomi,’ a reference to India found in Mahabharata, has been in existence in this country from thousands of years.
“Not only Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism which are the native religions but also Christianity and Islam have flourished here. Religious tolerance is inherent in Indian tradition,’’ Dalai Lama said.
“There may be a few differences. Constructive criticism of any religion is acceptable. But the basic tenets such as love, compassion, truth, brotherhood etc remain the same in all religions," he added.
Dalai Lama said that there was not much difference between Hinduism and Buddhism except in a few aspects.Large number of people including those from the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and different parts of Karnataka had arrived to listen Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama is on a two-day visit to Gulbarga exclusively for delivering religious discourses at the newly built Buddha Vihara. He had visited the Vihara in January this year.
ronnewmexico wrote:To the issue.....to my knowledge several years ago, the Indian Supreme Court did state that Buddhism(and Jainism) were considered to be Hindu beliefs.
Which seems to impinge upon the ability of their followers to have them considered as seperate religions.
muni wrote:As we can experience the painful obscured "comfort" in own mind by mockery or gossip to other religion people in our clinging. By respect and like The Dalai Lama says; "love, compassion, truth and brotherhood, we remain the same" and dwelling in peace in interaction with each other is present. Respect is in love and insight.
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