His Holiness the Dalai Lama inspires Smile Foundation children
Smile Foundation has launched – “The World of Children – Seeing the world through their eyes” – a special initiative that aims to bring together privileged and underprivileged children in one platform and inspire them to build a better world.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama graced the inaugural session. Sharing the stage with the co-founder of Smile Foundation, Santanu Mishra; His Holiness spread the message of peace, compassion, kindness and universal responsibility among over 600 children.
His Holiness reiterated his view that to address the gap between rich and poor, it’s important for those with wealth to provide education facilities. In answering students’ questions His Holiness touched on the role of anger and attachment in our lives and how extreme emotions can become harmful. Asked if we can envisage a time when we are all equal, he answered that we will never be 100% the same because we have different DNA and different dispositions. But common sense tells us that we share common experience. We have all been born from a mother and basked in her care and affection, which plants a common seed of love and affection within us.
“When you have peace of mind, it’s easier to cope with problems,” was His Holiness’s concluding advice.