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Bangalore, (January, 31)-I am an Indian by rice and dal; said Tibet's spiritual and political leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama while he was addressing oddly 3,000 people at St. Joseph college of Arts and Science, yesterday in the morning.
31january201108l1Bangalore, (January, 31)-I am an Indian by rice and dal; said Tibet's spiritual and political leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama while he was addressing oddly 3,000 people at St. Joseph college of Arts and Science, yesterday in the morning.

"India is our teacher, and we are just her students. Our Tibetan Buddhism is not our native religion. It came from India, and what we practice now is the philosophy of ancient Nalanda University." Said the Buddhist leader.

Audiences were full of applause for his hilarious but open and mind blowing philosophical teachings. He appreciated the Christian brothers and sisters for their contribution in the field of education, and he urged them to keep up the good and holistic job.

"Whether it is in the west or in the east, you Christians have built lots of academic institutions, especially for the poor and needy ones. That's really good." His Holiness said "but then, convention of people into another religion by intension is not good, just a source of problem."

Being asked how he manage his private and public life, his holiness said "my wake up at 3:30 in the morning begins with a meditation, and prayer and then, a heavy breakfast, and then, lunch, and no dinner. I don't take dinner."

"Even we have banned meat food in the monasteries, officially. So, no meat in monasteries." Added His Holiness.

After His Holiness the Dalai Lama's lecture was followed up by a cultural show including a Tibetan dance by the Tibetan students in Bangalore.

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