Bhopal : All religions teach us to co-exist with love, compassion, mutual harmony and brotherhood. To bring happiness in our lives it is important to think about the good of others and maintain feelings of love and compassion towards others. Dharmaguru Dalai Lama was addressing a gathering during his lecture on ‘Art of being happy’ organized today at the Vidhan Sabha Mansarovar auditorium.
Among those who were present on the occasion were Assembly Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Minister of State (independent charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, people’s representatives and several elite citizens. Dalai Lama dedicated the Anand calendar prepared by the Rajya Anand Sansthan to the public.
This calendar is also available on the Sansthan’s website www.anandsansthanmp.in. Dharmaguru Dalai Lama lauded the constitution of Happiness Department by the State Government with the aim of generating happiness in people’s lives. He said that the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s initiative of ‘Narmada Seva Yatra’ towards environment and water conservation was indeed commendable.
He stressed on the need to include subjects like love, compassion and ‘Sarvadharma Sambhav’ in school curriculum at the primary level. Dharmaguru Dalai Lama said that modern education system focuses on physical development whereas spiritual education was important to obtain inner peace.
He said that a mother is the first teacher of a child and it is she who teaches children the first lesson of love, compassion and affection. He said that prosperity or happiness has nothing to do with being rich or poor. Prosperity depends on our thinking. He said that no religion can be considered the best or complete in itself instead all religions have their own individual specialties.