At the occasion of UN International Youth Day: Message For The Young People Of India

Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa shares Message For The Young People Of India marking the UN International youth Day.

His Holiness, spiritual head of Karma Kagyu school of tibetan buddhism, shares message to the young people of India at UN international youth day. Gyalwa Karmapa emphesizes that as the largest population, young people are the great source of Inner Wealth.

A wealth of compassion and wisdom

I feel that the teachings of Buddha can help in this regard – in particular the teachings about accumulating and cultivating a certain type of wealth: Inner Wealth. Inner Wealth is a term used to describe your innate values of compassion and wisdom. Compassion and wisdom might seem to belong to spirituality and have nothing to do with wealth. However, we are so used to connecting wealth to material resources that we have lost sight of its relevance for other things like loving kindness and other non-material values. As a result, such values can become neglected.

His Holiness explains the meaning of Inner Wealth and possible confusions which may arise in regard of understanding wealth in general. Karmapa also recalls his youth in Tibet, where despite of little material wealth, people cultivated compassion and lived peaceful live.

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So when we practice compassion, when we apply compassion in our daily lives, we really have to tell ourselves, “That’s me, that’s who I am. I cannot change that; no one can change that.