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Dalai Lama urges doctors to master old & new sciences

February 22, 2011

Pratibha Masand, TNN, Feb 19, 2011, 04.42am IST

MUMBAI: "Competition in society is killing the peace of mind.
Technology, coupled with peace, is the key to progress," said the Dalai
Lama at a conference of neurosurgeons in the city on Friday.

While addressing the audience at the 16 th convention of Academia
Eurasiana Neurochirurgica that was inaugurated on Friday, the Tibetan
spiritual leader said his curiosity was the reason behind his interest
in science. "As far as matter visible to the eye is concerned, science
and technology have shown marvelous development. But the science of mind
can be seen in the ancient Indian traditions of samadhi and vipassana.
If both these sciences are mastered, then one can look forward to a
better society," the Dalai Lama said.

Commending doctors for bringing in newer and advanced treatments for
patients, he spiritual leader said, "These doctors and scientists have
done wonderful work in their fields. But people should take preventive
measures for keeping a calm mind. For cure, the neurosurgeons are there."

At the three-day conference, neurosurgeons from Europe and Asia are here
to discuss various technologies. "The purpose is to gauge the progress
in neurosurgery and learn from others," In this conference,
neurosurgeons from the continents will exchange ideas and practices for
a better future in neurosurgery," said Dr Keki Turel, who organized the
event.

When asked about the youth's remoteness from spirituality, the Dalai
Lama said people followed two paths. "While one is based on religious
faith, the other on conscience and morality. It is important for youths
to have the moral ethics," he said.

And competitiveness seems to be the bane of peace. "All the negative
emotions, especially competitiveness, are robbing one of his peace of
mind. The key to happiness has nothing to do with belief in God, heaven
or spirituality. It has to be contentment and affection within oneself,"
he said.

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