Home > Asia Pacific > South Asia > India

Have libraries in places of worship, says Dalai Lama

IANS, Feb 7, 2011

Panaji, India -- Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Monday suggested that the numerous temples of worship mushrooming across the country should also house libraries along with statues of deities.

'There should be libraries in temples instead of just statues,' the Dalai Lama said, adding India has been a storehouse of information for the last 3,000 years and that libraries in temples would motivate people towards education and learning and to know more.

'Once someone told me about building a Buddha statue. I told him a Buddha statue does not speak. Instead of a statue, print more books, that is more important,' the Dalai Lama said, speaking here as part of a Goa government-sponsored lecture series.

The spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, the Dalai Lama runs the Tibetan government-in-exile from India after fleeing his homeland in 1959. It is not recognised by any country.


Google
 
Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv




About Us
Get Breaking Buddhist News in your Email. Free subscription.

Please help keep the Buddhist Channel going

 

Point your feed reader to this location
Wikipedia: Buddhism by Country
Sangha Directory
Ecards
Wallpapers
E-Library
Archives
Sitemap
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor
Affiliation Program

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer