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Religion should not be cause of bloodshed, says Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed concern over religion becoming a cause of conflict and bloodshed.

punjab Updated: Oct 10, 2015 18:42 IST
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“Today, even religion, which is supposed to spread love and compassion, is becoming the cause of conflict and bloodshed,” said the 80-year-old Nobel Peace laureate.
“Today, even religion, which is supposed to spread love and compassion, is becoming the cause of conflict and bloodshed,” said the 80-year-old Nobel Peace laureate.(Livemint Photp)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed concern over religion becoming a cause of conflict and bloodshed.

Addressing the students and staff on the 10th founding anniversary of Mewoen Tsuglag Petoen, a model Tibetan school in Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama called for religious harmony and said the basic precept of all religions was love and compassion.

“Today, even religion, which is supposed to spread love and compassion, is becoming the cause of conflict and bloodshed,” said the 80-year-old Nobel Peace laureate.

The spiritual leader also underlined the importance of preserving the unique Tibetan script and language. “Tibet in the past has gone through a massive political tragedy. However, the Tibetan language has been the lifeline in sustaining the essence of Tibetan culture and tradition over the years,” he added.

Calling for the fusion of both traditional and modern education, the Dalai Lama said modern education alone was incompetent in creating a blissful society.

“Even though people have attained high intellectual growth, modern education fails to address the problems created by humans and its fusion with traditional education is a must,” he said.