Mom was my first guru: Dalai Lama

Amaravati, February 10: Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel laureate Dalai Lama has that his mother was his first teacher who taught her compassion and love.

He believes all women have more compassion than men and hence can play a pivotal role in making the world peaceful. He pointed out that the research by scientists show that women are more sensitive towards suffering of others.

Dalia Lama was participating as the special guest at the inaugural of three-day National women’s parliament at Pavitra sangamam on the banks of river Krishna in Amravati on Friday. Lama arrived in Amaravati on Thursday and visited the Buddhist town, which he had last visited in 2006.

He said women were equal to men in all aspects – physically, mentally and emotionally. What was required for women to come up was vision, hard work and determination. He found fault with the materialistic education system that did not leave scope for compassion.

He stressed on the need to change the education system to teach the next generation compassion and passion.
Woman, he preached, should be treated with respect.

“There should be oneness of humanity and men and women should work in tandem. For this, one should have inner peace, which is essential to achieve the peace in the world,” he said.

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