Dharamsala- Tibetan non secular chief the Dalai Lama on Saturday greeted Tibetans in Tibet and in exile on Tibetan New Year, Losar 2151 — the yr of the Wood-Dragon.
In a video message, the non secular chief mentioned: “Despite present process nice difficulties in exile and dwelling beneath a strong Communist Chinese regime, our individuals, nearly all of whom are within Tibet, have remained unscathed whereas I’ve been the chief.
“Although the Communist Chinese rulers, after the ‘so-called peaceful liberation’, have wished that we Tibetans neglect our spiritual religion, we’ve held onto our convictions and our tradition much more firmly — this is superb. Today, there’s a renewed curiosity in Buddhism, not solely amongst Tibetans, however even amongst some Chinese.
“In many parts of the world today, Tibetan spiritual and cultural traditions are regarded as logical, rational and of practical benefit when closely considered since they enable us to transform our minds in a positive way and bring about inner peace.”
According to the Tibetan lunar calendar, Losar is the primary day of the New Year. Traditionally, it’s celebrated in an enormous approach. This yr, the competition falls on February 10. The three-day competition marks sacred and secular practices like prayers, ceremonies, rituals, and people dancing and merrymaking.
The aged Buddhist monk mentioned: “Nowadays, an increasing number of people in Western countries are taking interest in Tibetan culture and spirituality. I’m also aware of an increasing number of Western scientists who admire the methods for developing a kind heart that is found in our culture, although they lack any religious belief.”
Saying that the Communist Chinese have tried systematically to eradicate non secular and cultural heritage, His Holiness within the video message added: “However, it has become clear that rather than destroying it, there is a renewed interest in our cultural traditions in the world today.”
Wishing, particularly, to precise appreciation for his fellow Tibetans in Tibet for the unflinching religion and devotion they possess, he mentioned: “Still, I feel it’s vital that the brand new era of Tibetans has a deep understanding of the nice customs we’ve upheld for greater than a thousand years, not simply because they’re our customs but in addition as a result of they accord with cause.”
“In the fact of right now’s world, I feel it’s vital that the brand new era take a recent take a look at the traditions we’ve preserved within the mild of Western scientific curiosity. They want to grasp why individuals within the West with no explicit perception in faith take curiosity in our traditions.
“And they need to be able to recognise the value of the centuries-old cherished treasures of Tibet in order to preserve them well.”