Terror outfits use religion to invoke public emotions: Dalai
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Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2010, 00:04
  
Bhubaneswar: Noting that various political and economic factors were the chief reasons contributing to terrorism, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said terror outfits use religion to invoke public emotions.

"The terrorist outfits infuse religion into their activities as it is very emotional in nature," he said here during an interactive session after a religious discourse.

On perceived growth of fundamentalism and fanaticism, the Buddhist monk said "it is due to lack of knowledge about other religions".

Discarding the idea of one religion, one truth principle, the Dalai Lama said one should be tolerant towards different religions and several truth.

"Getting attached to one thing sometimes gives rise to fundamentalism," he said, adding there was "contradictory" philosophies even in Buddhism.

"One should not consider that the Lord Buddha was himself confused. The Lord spread contradictory philosophies among his followers deliberately to penetrate different messages for different people," he said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, January 15, 2010, 00:04


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