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Science and Religion must work in tandem to save world: Dalai

January 17, 2009

Varanasi , Jan 15, 2009 (PTI) The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, today said that science and religion must work together to save the world from the danger of nuclear bomb and other weapons of mass destruction.
 
Inaugurating an international conference on' Buddhism and Science', the Tibetan spiritual leader asked the scientific community to work with the religious leaders to bring out solutions to the human problems.
 
He said if the religious community and the scientific community work in tandem, permanent peace can be achieved in the world.
 
He said,"today the world is full of different types of conflicts and all sorts of dangers, but with spiritualism the world can over come the danger."
 
Dalai urged the people to protect and conserve the environment for healthy life. He suggested them to follow spiritual ways for a healthy living.
 
Addressing the gathering of participants on the conference, devotees and Buddhist monks at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Sarnath, Dalai Lama said that uncontrolled material development and exploitation of nature were causing tremendous harm to the environment.
 
"If things remain the same, the ancient rivers will go dry in near future,"he said and made an appeal not to use plastic.
 
Despite of the advances in medical sciences, diseases like AIDS were posing threat to the entire humanity, he said, adding that the self awareness was essential for the protection of health and environment.
 
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu along with others present on the occasion prayed for the long life of the Dalai Lama.
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