A common space for harmonic peacemakers
January 4th 2012
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, 4 January 2012 (by Tendar Tsering, phayul.com) - His Holiness the Dalai Lama formally received the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace earlier today during his Kalachakra teachings at Bodh Gaya.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama receives the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace from Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter Mahatma Gandhi, in Bodh Gaya, India, on January 4, 2011. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
Referring to the South African government’s tacit delay in issuing the visa, Gandhi said “it was very painful for the people in Africa for not being able to present the award to His Holiness in person.”
“There is no justification for failing to issue the visa timely,” Gandhi added.
However, the grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged that it was a “blessing” to be honoring the Dalai Lama on the “special spiritual occasion” of Kalachakra.
“Words of Mahatma Gandhi and His Holiness challenge us all to lead a more humanitarian, a more humble and simple life,” Gandhi said.
After receiving the Gandhi statue, the 76-year old Tibetan leader said that these days “more and more people” in the world are appreciating the virtues of non-violence.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking after receiving the Mahatma Gandhi Award in Bodh Gaya, India, on January 4, 2012. Photo/Getty Images|
Former recipients of the Mahatma Gandhi International Award include Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, South African leader Nelson Mandela and Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere.
Blessings to all who invite us to follow the path of non violence and Peace..
They are guides for all of us and they inspire all of Humanity.
Peace and Love for all Beings.
thank you Nada for posting this. inspiration is as vital as breath for human beings and Gandi and the Dalai Lama are both the greatist.
Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
May the peace vibrations of all the peace seeker lead his mission for manifestation!