Dialogue only way to resolve issues: Dalai Lama
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is on a private visit to Kashmir, said today that dialogue is the only way to resolve any issue as violence is in no one's interest.india Updated: Jul 14, 2012 15:47 IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is on a private visit to Kashmir, said on Saturday that dialogue is the only way to resolve any issue as violence is in no one's interest.
"Kashmiri people should live peacefully and if there is any problem, dialogue is the only way (to resolve issues). Violence is in nobody's interest peaceful way is essential," the Dalai Lama told reporters after visiting the Tibetan Public School in Hawal area of the Srinagar city.
The Dalai Lama, who is on a third visit to Kashmir, said he could not visit the Valley for the past 24 years due to the turmoil.
"But Now the situation is better and peace is returning to Kashmir. People want a happy life and the basis of happy life is peace," he said.
The spiritual leader said one should not harbour anger and negative feeling as it only takes away peace of mind.
"Anger and negative feeling remain for years these are animal instincts and we should overcome it," he told a gathering of students and people at the school.
The Dalai Lama, who was accompanied by chief minister Omar Abdullah, said, "We should use our intelligence. You can take counter-action without anger and it is more effective."
The spiritual leader emphasised the need for introducing moral and secular education from kindergarten level to universities for achieving these goals. He asked the people not to be materialistic and instead focus of seeking knowledge.