Itanagar: Tibetan spiritual leader, the
Dalai Lama, on Saturday said he was active in spreading India`s
message of non-violence and religious harmony throughout the
"I am the messenger of India`s ancient thoughts world
over," Dalai Lama told an assembly of intellectuals here.
He said democracy was deep rooted in India because the
people had deep respect for the two precious ideals. Even
non-believer like `Charvak` was respected and given the high
status of a sage in ancient India.
The Tibetan monk said he considered India as a master
and Tibet its disciple as great scholars like Nagarjuna went
from Nalanda to Tibet to preach Buddhism in the eighth
He said millions of people had lost their lives in
violence and economy of many a countries got ruined due to
conflicts in the 20th century. "Let the 21th century be a
century of tolerance and dialogue."
The Dalai Lama is leaving here tomorrow for New Delhi.