Sri Sambuddha Sasanodaya Sangha Sabha Praises Dalai Lama, Calls Him ‘Universal Icon of Peace’


Jul 05, 2022 11:14 a.m. STI

Lhasa [Tibet]July 5 (ANI): Ahead of the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday, Sri Sambuddha Sasanodaya Sangha Sabha praised the spiritual leader highlighting his achievements for the Buddhist community amid continued crackdown by Chinese authorities in Tibet.
Tibetans around the world are to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday on July 6.
Most Ven Waskaduwe Mahindawansa, the Mahanayake Thero of Sri Amarapura Sambuddha Sasanodaya Sangha Sabha, said in a statement that the Dalai Lama urged to convey the Buddhist teachings of non-violence, world peace and compassion through a journalist, whom he met after taking refuge in Dharmasala in 1960. .
“There are two forces that fight eternally against each other in this world of ours. One force is the force that has the means, the resources and the power to recruit people to fight the other force. .The other is the strength of ordinary people at the end reception.The clash continues century after century and you know who will ultimately prevail.So journalists, writers and poets should keep writing constantly to hold the world informed of this unfortunate phenomenon and to create awareness in the minds of the global community, the spiritual leader had urged, the statement said.
The Dalai Lama, throughout his life in exile, established himself among the political, religious and social leaders of the world as a universal icon of peace, harmony and non-violence.
Moreover, he succeeded in exposing the true nature of China’s anti-democratic, anti-religious and anti-humanist attitude and the untold sufferings of Tibetans under the Chinese administration.
China has always interfered in Tibet’s affairs and firmly condemned them to exercise their spiritual practices. He continues to sinicize Buddhism, recently imposing a ban on sharing religious content on social media.

The Dalai Lama has won wide international support for the Tibetan independence movement.
In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end Chinese rule over Tibet.
“In our struggle for freedom, the truth is the only weapon we have,” he said of China’s cruelty to a neighbor and another human.
The Dalai Lama has fought with non-violence for many decades and convinced the international community of the right to one’s homeland and culture, the restoration of the thousands of Buddhist monasteries that were destroyed by China, and the freedom of hundreds of Tibetans captured by Beijing.
The record of incarnations of former Dalai Lamas and prominent religious leaders is evidence of their deep faith and commitment to Buddhist concepts.
“But at fifty-six, when I consider my experience in this current lifetime and given my Buddhist beliefs, I have no difficulty in accepting that I am spiritually connected to both the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas, Chenrezig and the Buddha himself,” the spiritual leader had said according to the Mahanayake Thero statement of Sri Amarapura Sambuddha Sasanodaya Sangha Sabha.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gradually began to initiate policies and rules regarding the reincarnation of lamas that hurt the feelings and religious beliefs of Tibetans. (ANI)


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