In its inaugural edition, the Annual ‘Itihaas’ Address was delivered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on 6th of February, 2017, at the Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi. The program provided an opportunity for school students to meet, listen and interact with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In his address, he emphasized the importance of compassion and ethics as a source of happiness. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. We can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathies for others' suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase. At the end, he answered questions asked by the students. Here again, through his answers, he emphasized the importance of creating peace through individual efforts.
The address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama was indeed a great learning experience.