Leh, Sep 16 (UNI) Praying for world peace, Gyalwang Karmapa, the second highest spiritual leader of Buddhist after the Dalai Lama, urged Buddhist monks to work for the betterment of the humanity.
Karmapa speaking at a religious function, which was attended by more than 25,000 people from different parts of Ladakh region, said for universal peace and harmony, clean mind, fine thinking and good deed was very important.
Every citizen of the world should take their responsibility to ensure peaceful, secure and prosperous future of the world.
Karmapa, who is on ten-day visit to Ladakh region, has expressed pleasure over the well protected and maintained centuries old Buddhist culture in this region.
To keep the values of Buddhism alive and continue for the world peace, promotion of script and language is very much important, he added.
He expressed happiness over the congenial Buddhist-Islam relationship in Ladakh since centuries and stressed to maintain such bond in future too for the progress and prosperity of the people of this region.
Pointing towards the duties of Buddhist monks, Karmapa stressed the need to spread Buddhist values, significance of religion, duties and responsibility so that real essence of Buddhism is worked out for the betterment of all.
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