| Shimla, 28 October 2006 (PTI) - Tibetan spiritual head The Dalai Lama today consecrated the ancient Thungyur Lakhang Buddhist gompa (monastry) at Rampur today to mark 2550th anniversary of 'Mahaparinirvan' (enlightenment) of Lord Buddha. |
Besides the chief minister V B Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh, a large number of monks were present on the occasion.
Giving sermons to the devotees from different parts of the state, the Dalai Lama said Buddhism revolved around four truths - to know the cause of sorrow, remedies to resolve it, modes to be adopted and salvation - and asked them to follow the path shown by lord Buddha.
He said Buddha for preached peaceful co-existence and religious harmony, the need of the hour.