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Dalai Lama praises Nitish for prohibition

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

was today praised by the for the prohibition in the state.

"I feel very good after meeting For many years we have been good and close friends," told reporters after planting a sapling of Anand Bodhi tree at Smriti park here.

"People have a lot of anger and tension today. But to get rid of them, consumption of or drug is not good ... Mental tension and anger can be done away with through training of the mind," the noble laureate said.

The Tibetan spiritual leader also praised

"is like a guru (teacher) for us ... We are its shishya (disciple) ... The relation with is that of guru and shishya'," the Tibetan spiritual leader who took refuge in the country over five decades ago said.

"Today even scientists are learning from India's ancient knowledge and philosophy," he added.

Kumar received the at the airport on his arrival here enroute to Bodh Gaya for Kalchakra puja.

Later, the Tibetan theologist offered prayers near a branch of Bodhi tree act the chief minister's residence.

The chief minister hosted lunch for the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist monks accompanying him.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 28 2016. 18:28 IST