Bharat Ratna for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is an appeal initiated by the students of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in India.
We believe that Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is an icon of all that is good in the world, and strives everyday to reinforce the human values that can make sentient beings happy. Values of brotherhood, ahimsa, karuna and compassion, kindness and forgiveness.
Through this initiative we are making a formal appeal to the Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi ji to nominate, and the President of India, Sri. Ram Nath Kovind ji, to confer the next Bharat Ratna on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The initiative is steered under the guidance of Dr. Anita Kamath Dudhane and Dr. (Prof) Renuka Singh. The initiative is supported by students and followers around the world of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who have taken small and big tasks to make this program a success.
This initiative calls all citizens of India to participate in a voting process that supports the appeal for the nomination and conferring of the next Bharat Ratna on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The voting process is both online and offline. Please follow the website for further details.
We the people of India earnestly request and appeal to the honourable Prime Minister to please confer the highest award, the Bharat Ratna, to His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Great 14th Dalai Lama, an Ocean of Wisdom, who was born in 1935 at Taktsar, Northeastern Tibet. His Holiness is the spiritual leader of Tibet and was formerly the temporal head as well. He took refuge in India and arrived as a guest of the Indian Government in 1959. In exile ever since, he calls himself a son of India — his body sustained by Indian food, and mind by ancient Indian philosophical wisdom. The intellectual and emotional lineage of Lord Buddha is alive and flourishing under his guidance. He has made an exceptional contribution to the preservation and promotion of Buddhist thought, principles, and values. A true ‘Chela’ of Aryabhumi (Mark of respect for India by the Tibetans as the land of Enlightened Beings since millennium ago), indeed, who has brought back the complete form of Buddhism to the land of its origin!
His Holiness is the embodiment of Avalokiteshwara, the Buddha of Compassion and is known the world over as a man of peace. Throughout his life, His Holiness has faced religious and political/cultural conflict with great poise, patience, non-violence and a kind heart. His is an enduring voice for universal brotherhood and responsibility that draws our attention to resolving exigent challenges such as Covid-19, the catastrophic effects of climate change, and divisive forces splitting our communities and humanity itself. Behind his intense compassion is the penetrating vision of a scientific mind.
His Holiness has been intensely engaged in dialogue with scientists around the world regarding emotional balance, the development of global compassion, and the roots of love, anger, and hatred. He has fostered inter-religious harmony through inter-faith meetings; his educational projects promote and preserve the ancient Indian knowledge and culture of the Buddhist Nalanda tradition. Each time you meet His Holiness, the freshness and fullness of his whole being touches your heart directly. His Holiness’s humility, simplicity, serenity and scholarship are equally captivating. He is a refuge for millions belonging to different religions, regions, classes and ethnicities, both within India and around the world. In response to the depressing and discouraging scenarios wrought by hyper-consumerism and by cultural and political strife, His Holiness has constantly advocated for people of all ages the Middle Way’s approach of love, compassion, forgiveness and tolerance.
His Holiness has openly, inclusively, and anonymously helped and supported many social, cultural and educational projects. He helps even those who wish to hurt him. Through His Holiness’s skill and goodness of heart, the harsh become gentle, the miserly munificent, and the cruel tender. Beautiful yet tranquil, brilliant yet not dazzling, powerful yet still, His Holiness is naturally inclined toward solitude, but his compassion has inspired him to meet and collaborate with countless multitudes of people. The wind cannot blow out the light of his flame. Blazing forth, he illuminates the world!
His Holiness emphasizes universal interdependence and the need for developing a pure mind that brings harmony and compassion to bear on human suffering. In his person he has embraced the wisdom of broadly diverse cultures, bridging multiple globalities with multiple modernities and creating a democratic liberal order, and yet always speaking truth to power. Besides authoring, co-authoring and contributing to over 160 books, and receiving countless international/national awards, His Holiness was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet, and his deep concern for global environmental problems. Even in the face of aggression, His Holiness has consistently advocated the policies of non-violence and the Gandhian notion of Satyagraha, bringing international repute and recognition to inspirational and aspirational India and its ancient wisdom culture. His kindness and compassion roar! We the people of India are indebted to His Holiness for his constant guidance, spiritual presence and deep investigation into the workings of the mind, pointing to the fact that material development has to go hand in hand with one’s inner development.
7th September 2021
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