The Dalai Lama: Education is the Key to build peace.

May 28 2016

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you well. Currently I am in india. My journey to this country began on April 30th, 2016 when I traveled from Morocco to New Delhi to attend an interfaith exchange program with the Dalai Lama. I never thought i would meet him and in his compound in Dharmasala, i heard a lot about him, but meeting him has never crossed my mind.
A very funny guy he was during our meeting. Well what to expect from someone considered to a Symbol of peace and compassion.
What brought me to India has a relationship to what is happening in my small community in the southeast of Morocco and around the world as well, it is extremism and mainly the religious one.

People from 13 countries came to India to learn from the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, to learn about healing after traumas, to learn about love, compassion, and forgiveness. It is very hard to forgive someone who has hurt you or hurt someone you care for and love. After all, we are humans, we make mistakes, and the best people are those who learn from their mistakes.
Forgiveness is something we all need to learn and practice in order to have inner peace. Because that is how global peace is achieved, starting with one's self.

My trip to india has taught me patience, compassion, and love. As people living in this planet, we need to educate the next generation about peace, as good quality education is what will make us live in a peaceful world. As by then, people won't be extremists because peace will be a priority for them.

So my friends, Let us educate the next generation, let us build peaceful communities. I still remember the Dalai Lama's words, he said it is 2016 now, i may live for some extra years, max would be 2036. And I wont be here, but you will be here, and it is you who should finish the job, not someone else.

India, a great country to learn from its cultural and religious diversity, it is a must visit country.

For now, be safe and I look forward to reading your emails. Please feel free to email me back anytime.

Let us stay in touch,
Your friend Mouad from Morocco.

Mouad Azouggar
[email protected]
New Delhi, India

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