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HHDL-tibetNew Delhi: - The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, during his visit to Delhi University on Thursday, March 22 spoke on the "Ethics - Educating the Heart and Mind" as part of the University lecture series. His Holiness stressed on the knowledge of the heart and soul along with the principle of meditation.

His Holiness Dalai Lama emphasised on the need for analytical meditation while speaking at the Seminar Hall of the Vice Regal Building. "Meditation does not mean closing the doors from the world and going blank. Meditation cannot be done with vacant mind," His Holiness said.

The Tibetan spiritual leader insisted that good meditation can be done only with good reading and ideas in the mind. His Holiness added that for successful meditation, self-analysis and focus were important.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureatal also said there was a very thin line between ego and envy. "When you envy, you hurt yourself and not the person who you envy," he pointed out. Replying to a question, His Holiness said ego was both positive and negative. "A positive ego helps you become self confident and gives you positive energy," he said, while the negative ego makes a person ego-centric. The spiritual leader warmed against a superiority complex.

The auditorium was packed beyond its capacity. Many Tibetans not part of Delhi University but wanting to get a glimpse of the leader, gathered in huge numbers outside the Vice-Chancellor's office. "Even if we did not get a chance to listen to his preaching, we just want to get one glimpse of His Holiness," said Tsering Dolma. Over 200 Tibetans from Tibetan settlement in Majnu Ka Tila had come to the university.

The spiritual leader of Tibet who was awarded the title of "adjunct honorary professor" by the Delhi University in 2009. After the Delhi University lecture, His Holiness is also scheduled to give a three-day public talk in the Indian capital.

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