Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 26 November 2012 - A warm sun shone brightly as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove along the landscaped roads from the airport into Bangalore, the Garden City of India, this morning after a short flight from Kochi. A traditional brocade welcome arch stood over the approach to the hotel where many Tibetans were gathered to greet him, among them a delegation of Lamas including the Jangtse Chöje.
After a brief lunch, His Holiness was invited to inaugurate an exhibition of paintings entitled ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ and launch a children’s book by Mrs Puneeta Khatri. Requested to say a few words to mark the occasion, this is how he began:
“What we are lacking today is a clear awareness of the oneness of humanity. All the other kinds of problems we face, like dealing with poverty or the degradation of the environment, would be solved if we kept the oneness of humanity in mind. Many of our problems are our own creation; we can reduce them by taking a more holistic view. Whatever your profession, keeping the oneness of humanity in mind will affect how you perform.”
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by a large crowd of students on his arrival at Christ University in Bangalore, India, on November 26, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at Christ Univesity in Bangalore, India, on November 26,2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|A choir made up of Christ University Tibetan students perform for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to Christ University in Bangalore, India, on November 26, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with students and staff during his visit to the Chapel at Christ University in Bangalore, India, on November 26, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|