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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to release his Autobiography in Assamese “My Land and My People”

The spiritual leader will himself release the book, which is titled "Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh" in Assamese on April 2 at IIT Guwahati

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Guwahati, March 22, 2017: The Assamese translation of “My Land and My People”, the autobiography of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will be released here next month.

The spiritual leader will himself release the book, which is titled “Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh” in Assamese on April 2 at IIT Guwahati here.

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It is the first Assamese version of any book written by the Tibetan spiritual leader, and is being published by Lawyer’s Book Stall, which is celebrating its 75th year of inception.

Bhaskar Dutta Baruah of Lawyer’s Book Stall said that the publishing house is also looking at “bring out some other notable works of the Dalai Lama in Assamese” one by one.

The book was first published in 1962 and later it was translated into various other languages. The Assamese translation has been done by Indrani Laskar. (IANS)

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Dalai Lama says that India and China have great potential

The spiritual leader feels that both the countries are doing compassionate works

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai says that India and China can work together. VOA

New Delhi, Nov 19

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have “great potential” and they could work together at a “practical level”.

“I think, a great potential… India and China combined are doing more compassionate work… At a practical level also. Imagine two billion people working together,” he told reporters here after inaugurating Smile Foundation’s initiative, The World of Children.

The spiritual leader, who has lived in India in self-imposed exile since 1959, said neither country had the “ability to destroy the other”.

“Whether you like it or not, you have to live side by side,” he said.

Underlining the ancient spiritual connection between the two countries, he said Chinese Buddhist Hsuan Tsang visited Nalanda (now in Bihar) and brought Nalanda Buddhist traditions to China.

“All thinkers of Nalanda are Indian. So Nalanda’s tradition is India’s tradition,” he said.

The Nalanda traditions had turned Tibetans, who were warriors, into more compassionate, peaceful and non-violent nation, he said.

“So sometimes in Delhi, teasing my Indian friend, (I say) if Tibet still remained in the previous way of life, like Mongols, Chinese invasion may not have taken place,” the Dalai Lama said in a lighter vein.

He said nobody in the world wanted violence but it was happening “because our minds are dominated by destructive emotions due to short-sightedness”.

“Nobody wants problems. Yet, many problems are our own creation.”

The Dalai Lama said the existing modern education was oriented to material values. India can take lead in improving the education system by combining modern education with ancient knowledge, he said. (IANS)

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