Bodh Gaya to become the spiritual capital of the world: PM

Bodh Gaya, Sep 5 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that his government would make "Bodh Gaya" the spiritual capital of the world.


With the teachings of Lord Buddha the world could now move on the path of 'avoidance of conflict' from 'conflict resolution'.


Addressing a function organised to mark the conclusion of two-day Hindus-Buddhism conclave here, Mr Modi said with the teachings of Lord Buddha, the world could move on the path of conflict avoidence. Till now, the focus has been on for conflict resolution but it would be better to avoid conflict itself, he added.


"Conflict arises only when one tries to force his thought and views on others", he remarked while indicating ways on how to avoid conflict.


The Prime Minister said the function was beingorganise d on the day which was auspicious for two reasons, first it was teachers day and the other was Janmasthmi, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.


Bodh Gaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, he said, adding that the place had received Siddhartha but when he left, it was Lord Buddha, who gave a new light to entire humanity with his teaching and philosophy.

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