His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to groups of students and teachers at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 1, 2018. Photo by Tenzin Choejor
“Technology development is admirable however human intelligence should not be enslaved by technology,” says His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Our world has seen tremendous achievement in the field of science and technology. In fact, technology has become an integral part of our society, yet many of us still struggle to deal with it. In such situation, a word of wisdom from a nobleman is worth listening to especially through social media platform where millions around the world are actively engaged.
On Friday this week, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with eighty people from three different groups at His Holiness’ residence in Dharamshala.
“We are emotionally, mentally and physically the same and we can help each other by sharing our experience of achieving peace of mind,” His Holiness said to the groups comprising Students and staff from Emory University, participants in the Emory-Tibet Partnership from Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala, and students involved with the Kurukul Program of the foundation for Universal Responsibility in New Delhi.
While addressing the gathering, His Holiness spoke about his fourth commitment-the revival of ancient Indian knowledge in modern India. He believes it is possible to integrate such unique knowledge with modern education.
An effective solution to the current emotional crisis, he said lies in the ancient Indian practice of Vipassana (deep insight) and Samatha (the practice of calming the mind). “These have much relevant in today’s world in tackling our negative emotions and cultivating lasting peace of mind”.
The interaction session with His Holiness was shown live on His Holiness’ official English Facebook Page @Dalai Lama. Within 2 days, the live webcast of the meeting received 431 k views, 21 k likes, 4.6 k shares, and 6430 comments.
Below are screenshots of netizens reacting to the live webcast of His Holiness’ interaction with University students:
Live Webcast of His Holiness’ interactions with University students @Dalai Lama receives 431 K views, 21 k likes, 4.6 k shares, and 6, 430 comments. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebook user named @Brajesh Sinha wrote: World has an opportunity to gain from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We must learn from his knowledge. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Cathy O’ Gara wrote: We are all so fortunate to live in a time when His Holiness’ teachings are available to the whole world! Long Live His Holiness. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @David Hampton Sawyer wrote: I am a Christian, but have such happy thoughts and feelings for this man. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Dorli Schwarz wrote: Peace and love for all people of the world from Austria. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Heidi Draper wrote: Thank you for being a ray of sunshine in this world. Your teachings have helped me to learn and grow. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @HG Nguyen wrote: Your Holiness, you look so healthy, I am so Happy. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Laura Baumgartner wrote: Thank you for your wisdom and caring. Love from North Pole, Alaska. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Lynn Lavorgna McCrea wrote: Your presence and your smiles, your words of wisdom are such beautiful gifts for us. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Yass Benyamin wrote: Watching live from the city of lights- Karachi, Pakistan. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Suraj Thapaliya wrote: His Holiness is great and speaks about the simplicity of life as Buddha’s path and beyond our inner connectivity with whole universe and magic. Photo / Screenshot
A Facebooker named @Tora De Gasson from England wrote: Wonderful that he is able to preach without being preachy. He reminds everyone that we all share one planet- We are all related and should respect each other. And he does it with humour and wit, not rhetoric. Wonderful man. Photo / Screenshot