Yokohama, Japan, 26th June 2010 (Tibet House, Japan) His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an audience to some two hundred Chinese this morning. His Holiness greeted the gathering, and said that we are all followers of a same Teacher [Buddha]. "According to Buddhist teaching, nature of mind is clear light, mental afflictions accumulates on it like dirt. Through proper training of mind and practice we can cleanse these dirt. Faith is important, but faith alone is not enough in Buddhist practice, we need to study and acquire the wisdom to see the profound teaching of Buddhism." He said.
Some Chinese came in Tibetan traditional dress, (chupa}, many came with Tibetan traditional offering scarves (khatas). They prostrated and many wept when His Holiness said that you should all lead a meaningful life by practicing love and compassion.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets the audience before his public talk in Yokohama. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
|Monks reciting the Heart Sutra before the public talk in Yokohama. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|