Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has appealed the youth not to ignore traditions and ethics.The Dalai Lama was releasing the ‘Encyclopaedia of Hinduism’, which took more than 15 years to compile, along with renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev, and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani in Haridwar.
The ‘Encyclopaedia of Hinduism’, compiled by Swami Chidanand Muni, is available in 11 parts in English language. It would also be available on-line.
“Indian public, I think, should know that, particularly younger generation, should know that while we are getting modern education and modern technology, you must preserve 8,000-year old India’s traditions,” the Dalai Lama said.
On the occasion, Baba Ramdev said that Indian seers would guide the world.”Knowledge, lives, character of Indian seers is so great that world can learn from it,” said Ramdev.
Advani said that the ‘Encyclopaedia of Hinduism’ should be translated in all the languages so that people of the country can benefit.”My own suggestion would be that it should not be confined to the English language; it should be, after all it is intended, of course, for the whole world,” said Advani.
“People in India deserve it even more and therefore it needs to be translated in all the major Indian languages,” he added.Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who had come to participate in the inter-faith conference, termed his experience as ‘invaluable’.
“Great saints from every religion such as Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam had come. It was an invaluable experience as I got company of, blessings of these great saints. I feel blessed,” Oberoi said.
The Dalai Lama is on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand, for a series of programmes being organised by Parmarth Niketan, an ashram in Rishikesh, as a part of the ongoing Maha Kumbh mela.
Source: One India