Amidst the torment which Buddhists worldwide must endure as new reports of repression and protests are received daily from Tibet talks from His Holiness the Dalai Lama help to lift their spirits. YC. Dhardhowa has reported for The Tibet Post International "His Holiness The Dalai Lama Leads Talks On Science and Buddhism." The teachings of the Dalai Lama are helping to give Buddhists hope that the future may be better for mankind.
During a recent talk to students and staff of Lamdon Model School in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in India the Dalai Lama stressed the need to take a holistic approach to education. He noted that modern education is very good at developing the brain but this should not be at the expense of traditional values that are vital for developing a good heart. He went on o commend the use of traditional dialectical debate and reasoning, not only for the study of religion, but also in the study of science and other modern topics.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has gone on to comment "Of course education is essential for Buddhists too. The proper way to practice the Buddha's teaching is to investigate reality. We must make fullest use of our human intelligence, and in that context, a scientific approach, which is primarily concerned with examining the external world, is helpful. However, the Buddhist approach does not rely on external instruments, but employs the human mind to investigate reality through concentration and analytical meditation." His Holiness the Dalai Lama has also stressed the importance of relating to other people on a basic human level. These positive thoughts from the Dalai Lama are serving as an inspiration for Buddhists during these troubled times.