Give Importance to Moral Values: Dalai Lama

January 31st 2007

Mumbai, 1 February 2007 (Press Trust of India) - Emphasizing the need for an education system that imbibes inner values among youths, the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said moral values should be taught in schools more seriously than is done currently.

'Today's education system is not satisfactory, that is clear. The so-called modern education system is very related to external things and little is being taught about inner values and is therefore not complete,' he said while speaking at a talk here on 'Peace through inner peace'.

'The real hope lies with the future generation. The children are the makers of the new world and taking care of their physical, mental and emotional needs is very important,' he said.

In a talk laced with his own experiences, the Dalai Lama, the spritual head of Buddhists, spoke to an audience comprising people of varied nationalities and economic backgrounds about how they could achieve inner peace.

Asked whether the railway line to Lhasa built by the Chinese would destroy Tibetan culture, the Dalai Lama replied that it depended on how the line was used. 'If the use of the railway line is done in a positive way then it is good.'

At the talk organised by the Foundation for the Perservation of the Mahayana Tradition, he cautioned people about threats faced by humanity, including AIDS, global warming and activities that harmed the environment. He called for secularism among people and said there was a need for debate and discussion on spirituality.
 

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