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Right to happiness is a fundamental right: The Dalai Lama

Monday, 13 January 2014 - 9:28pm IST | Place: Raipur | Agency: PTI

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 Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, today said that right to happiness was a fundamental right.

"Everyone desires to live a happy life whether he is a rich or poor... It is a fundamental right to live a happy life. You should spread love and care to attain happiness," said the Nobel laureate, addressing inauguration of three-day national seminar on the philosophy of Nagarjuna at Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University here.

"We should implement the teachings of compassion, tolerance and forgiveness in our life to be happy," he said.

The Indus Valley Civilisation is rich in various philosophies, he noted, and said universities should promote a deeper knowledge of ancient Indian thought.

Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Raman Singh said Chhattisgarh  was fortunate to be the birthplace of Nagarjuna who was not only an eminent philosopher but also an alchemist, credited for the reemergence Rasa Shastra, a branch of Ayurveda.

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