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Dalai Lama voices commitment to revive 'Nalanda-tradition'

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Ruing that has lost the 'tradition', Tibetan the today expressed his commitment to revive the ancient Indian knowledge.

The Tibetan emphasised that modern needed this ancient knowledge and hence, it should be revived.

The said in the 7th century a Tibetan introduced the tradition of based on reason and logical conclusion and got theSanskrit texts translated into Tibetan language in 300 volumes.

He rued that lost the tradition.

"My latest commitment is to revive the ancient Indian knowledge in We have already started some steps, some progress."

The was speaking at a programme 'Thank You Karnataka', which is part of the in Exile celebrating 'Thank You India for giving shelter to Tibetans.'

H D Kumaraswamy was also present.

Nalanda was the biggest monastery and Buddhist learning centre which was destroyed by medieval-era invaders.

India, he said, was the only nation in this planet which can combine ancient Indian knowledge about mind, psychology and the way to tackle destructive emotions.

Explaining to the audience what Nalanda tradition means, the Monk said it never agrees but questions every doctrine with a logical approach and investigates.

He, however, clarified that he respected India's seculartradition but what he was speaking of was Nalanda tradition,which is "an academic subject."

The reiterated that he was committed to remaining with provided it gave them full right to preserveTibetan culture and language.

He pointed out that the deal would benefit both Chinese and Tibetans mutually.

"So far as money is concerned, remain within the limit of Mutually we can do immensely. Then, preservationthoroughly about our culture, knowledge," Dalai Lama said.

He hailed India's Jawaharlal Nehru for his assistance to build Tibetan monasteries and learning centres in India by allocating land in different parts of India.

The Dalai Lama expressed his gratitude towards the then S Nijalingappa who gave a large chunk of land at four different places having five settlements.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:05 IST