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Dalai Lama consecrates Thungyur Lakhang Buddhist Gompa at Rampur

Written by: Staff

Shimla, Oct 28 (UNI) Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama today consecrated the ancient Thungyur Lakhang Buddhist Gompa at Rampur in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, as part of the celebrations of the 2550th year of Enlightenment when Prince Sidhartha attained Budhisatva and become Lord Budha.

Delivering a sermon here on the occasion, he said the human life could be made successful by incorporating the teachings of Lord Buddha into the daily life.

Spiritual achievements were the real attainments to make the human life successful, he said, adding that physical, mental and vocal sins committed by the human beings were also causes of stress.

He emphasised the need for being kind to the suffering humanity or other living beings.

Since Buddhism originated in India, it would best be preserved here and preach to the world the need to co-exist in peace and harmony, he said.

The Dalai Lama said faith was not limited to temples, monasteries, churches and mosques but needed to be practiced vigorously.

Buddhism revolved around four truths to know the causes of sorrow and remedies to resolve the same and modes to be adopted for attaining salvation, he said.

He also asked the Buddist followers to follow the path shown by the Buddha so that all human beings could co-exist in a religiously harmonious environment which was also the need of the hour.

Speaking on the occasion, the Dalai Lama said the restored monastery would attract more devotees.


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