CHINA-STUPA 2 LAST

first_imgThis is the second major religious event involving two This is the second major religious event involving two countries in Tibet this year. In June this year, China opened a second route for Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet through Nathu La border point in Sikkim to enable more Indian pilgrims to visit the holy places. Interacting with media later, Gyalwang Drukpa hoped that the re-installation of the Stupa will contribute the good relations between India and China. “It can be very good contribution to Prime Minister Narendra Modis wish (to develop India-China relations). I hope it benefits the relationship,” he said. The Ladakh-based high priest of Buddhism also expressed apprehension that Buddhism may fall into extremism in future if fanatics have their say. He said: “Luckily, Buddhism still represents non-violence. One day, who knows Buddhism also really will not be representing the non-violence, I dont know. Simply because religions are always misunderstood. “They (fanatics) always misinterpreted religion as a sectarian and fanatical way. When it happens, be it Buddhism or other religion one day it becomes problematic. “So fanaticism is very bad thing. Fanaticism that connects with religion whichever religion, be it Hindu, Muslim or Buddhism, does not matter. I can talk about Buddhists. I say that Buddhists should not fanatical about religiosity.” He declined to be drawn into commenting on the situation in Tibet, which over the years faced political tensions on issues related to the Dalai Lama and Buddhism after China took control of it in 1950. “Buddhists should keep the spirituality of Buddhism not the religiosity. If they do not do well… if they do not do this, they too become violent person, who knows,” he said. The huge statue was donated by Singapores business tycoon Felix Lim, a follower of the Gyalwang Drupka. Lim said the statue was presented as a gift to Gyalwang Drupka who in turn chose to place it in Nangchen. PTI KJV SAI AKJ SAIadvertisementlast_img

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