When Kamal Haasan met Dalai Lama

Kamal Haasan meets Dalai Laama

Kamal Haasan meets Dalai Laama

Versatile artiste Kamal Haasan talks about his meeting with His Holiness, Dalai Lama. Here is the description in his own words.

“Today morning I met The Dalai Lamaji.

Have admired his resilience and purpose. Being a fan of Gandhi ji, it is not to too far fetched to become his admirer. Inspite of the fact that I am rationalist and hence not spiritually bent my meeting was invigorating and felt purposeful.

My lack of interest in matters of things spiritual in nature was matched by his disinterest in cinema. “I have not watched a single movie not even television” he told me with a smile.

Yet he opined that I could use my craft and medium to propagate the great philosophy offered to the world by India: Ahimsa.

I confirmed my faith in Ahimsa and said I will venture soon in that direction.

For a man of his position he indulged in small talk with abandon a sign of a man who had no worldly worries.

Above all he loved the company of strangers. He reminded me of Jain Tamil poetry 2000 year old

Everywhere is my town
All are my kin.

(Yaadum ooray yaavarum kaylir)
யாதும் ஊரே
யாவரும் கேளிர்.”