Dalai Lama says he is son of India

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Lucknow, Dec 18 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that he is a son of India.

Addressing the two-day 58th conference of the Neurological Society of India at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here on Thursday, he said: "I'm student of Nalanda masters of thinking therefore I also describe that I'm son of India."

He also urged Indian religious leaders to step out of their narrow confines to spread the country's universal values across the globe.

"The messenger in me is actively propagating Indian values and it was now time that the spiritual personalities here got down to spreading the Indian message across the globe," he said.

Emphasizing on the power of meditation and need for more scientific research on it, Dalai Lama said: "We recently conducted a study with the help of scientists in America on a group of people and found that after three weeks of meditation their blood pressure reduced, mind became calmer."

Around 700 neuroscientists, doctors, and researchers from various countries listened to the Tibetan leader who has lived in India for 50 years. (ANI)

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