An individual, a family, a community and the whole of humanity need more warmheartedness and more of a consideration for the well-being of others. Through that our world becomes a very warm, peaceful, His Holiness said. "The ultimate source of inner peace is Warmheartedness," said the Tibetan Nobel peace laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness also told the the crowd of thousand devotees at Bodhgaya that a long term happiness, joyfulness must come through inner peace and compassion.
"Calm-mind entirely based on compassion, when you have sense of concern over other human beings, you will get happiness everywhere, if you keep suspicious and distrust, then you will feel insecure everywhere, therefore, the ultimate source of inner-peace is warmheartedness," said His Holiness.
"Now according to scientists' point of view, people who are more warmhearted, less stress, also more cam and much happier, physical health is much better," said His Holiness. Anger, fear, hatred are bad for our health, actually sometimes to say , the fear and anger are eating our immune system," he added.
The Buddhist leader successfully finished his 32nd Kalachakra initiation for world peace in Bodhgaya Tuesday. During the last ten days, over 200,000 people were attended the Buddhist teachings including, including 20,000 monks and nuns, and more than 50,000 devotees from Himalayan regions, over 8000 Tibetan pilgrims from within Tibet and 1000 Chinese nationals from mainland China.
For the first time in Bodgaya city, where Gautam Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, His Holiness' teachings of Kalachakra for peace were streamed live on the web-TV and thousand others watched the teachings and over 300 journalists from all over world covered the events.
His Holiness concluded the final day of teachings by finishing the 32nd Kalachakra initiation including giving a Tara's empowerment to public. He then led the Buddhist followers through the Bodhisattva vows and encouraged people to repeat the vow as part of their daily practice.
Hollywood star Richard Gere, the most celebrated participant of the event, made his maiden appearance on the podium along with the Tibetan spiritual leader and Bihar chief minister, Sri. Nitish Kumar. Mr. Gere briefly played anchor to the book release programme at the Kalachakra venue. His Holiness released the book titled, 'Ethics For Whole World', just before the conclusion of the spiritual event. Introducing himself to the participants as, "My name is Richard Gere', the Hollywood actor said that there was a tradition in India to get books released on such occasions and he wanted the convention to be followed.
A 'long life prayer' was also held for the long life and health of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other participants of the event. After the long life prayer ceremony, Nitish said: "Dalai Lama has made a prophecy that His Holiness will live up to 113 years while I want him to live longer than that." The Ecumenical International Organisation of the Tibetan Buddhist Traditions (EIOTBT) is presented an award with His His Holiness for his outstanding contribution to world peace, religious harmony and humanity.