Print more books to spread India''s vast knowledge: Dalai Lama

Panaji, Feb 7 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lamatoday said India should focus on printing books that enable tospread the wealth of knowledge present in the country.

"There should be libraries in temples instead ofstatues," the Nobel Laureate said while responding to queriesduring the Late D D Kosambe memorial lecture here.

India has been a store house of information for the last3,000 years and libraries in temple would motivate peopletowards education, he said.

"For thousands of years India has been a messenger of''ahimsa'' and religious harmony. This itself is a message tothe world," he said.

Dalai Lama recalled an incident when a person told himabout plans to build a Buddha statue.

"I told him, a Buddha statue does not speak. Instead ofit, print more books that it more important," he said, addingafter several wars in the last century, the 21st centuryshould be known as the century of dialogue.

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