Sri Lankan monks seek Dalai Lama’s visit, blessings to overcome economic crisis


New Delhi: A bunch of high-ranking Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks, who have been on a pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya just lately, is now in search of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s go to to Sri Lanka, which is reeling underneath a extreme financial disaster.

They met the Buddhist religious chief the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya on December 27 and have been overwhelmed by witnessing a big gathering on the holy metropolis.

Most Venerable Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Mahanayake Thero, Mahanayake Thero, Sri Sambuddha Sasanodaya Sangha Sabha advised ANI in an interview, “His Holiness got here to India and other people ought to know why he got here to India. Why he settled down in India? India helped His Holiness, and now due to His Holiness, we all know 1000’s of vacationers are in Bodh Gaya.”

He added, “As of late, Bodh Gaya could be very chilly and other people often do not come, however persons are there due to His Holiness. Bodh Gaya is benefitted in some ways. Is Tibet benefitted? We should always take into consideration this half additionally”

The high-ranking monk wished the Dalai Lama to go to Sri Lanka and assist to beat the financial hardships his nation has been dealing with at the moment.

“I imagine, like His Holiness has been to Bodh Gaya. If he goes to Sri Lanka, many 1000’s of vacationers will come to Sri Lanka which can enhance the economic system as a result of we’re in a disaster state of affairs. And, if His Holiness goes to Sri Lanka, many vacationers will come right here just like Bodh Gaya. We will probably be blessed and the economic system can even be boosted”, he mentioned.

Most Ven Makulewe Wimala Mahanayake Thero, Chief Prelate of Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya was additionally overwhelmed to satisfy the Dalai Lama. 

He mentioned, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a religious chief and we have been very comfortable to satisfy him there. We have now an understanding of religious actions. So, Mahasangha from Sri Lanka is comfortable to see what his Holiness is doing”.

Ven. Muruddeniya Dhammarathana, Thero of the Asgiri Chapter mentioned, “Truly we’re very comfortable, Bodh Gaya is like our motherland as a result of Lord Buddha received enlightenment there and all the time that place an excessive amount of. This isn’t my first-time go to; I’ve visited 2-3 instances earlier than. Particularly yesterday and the day earlier than yesterday there was an vital occasion, we have been fortunate to satisfy his holiness Dalai Lama and loads of Lamas and monks from totally different components of the world”.

He added, “We noticed 1000’s of individuals there, particularly to hearken to his holiness Dalai Lama’s speech. We have been very comfortable seeing and listening to his educating and once more we have been so fortunate to return and worship the holy Bodhi tree. I feel it is a excellent likelihood we’re right here”.

Sri Lanka remains to be recovering from an unprecedented monetary disaster it confronted in 2022 that additionally sparked political turmoil within the island nation. 

India prolonged much-needed assist to a neighbor in want by offering monetary help of practically 4 billion USD throughout the yr.

The high-ranking Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks on their go to to India thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the assistance and likewise sought the blessings of their religious chief HH Dalai Lama to beat the challenges. (ANI)

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