Daramsala – As his fans were flocking to cinemas all over the world to catch their favorite hero’s latest flick “Toongavanam”, the hero Kamalhassan himself took a break from his film schedules and went to meet Dalai Lama, the Spiritual leader of the Tibetans.
He posted about the meeting yesterday with a photograph with Dalai Lama together with his wife Gauthami and wrote as follows:-
“Today morning I met The Dalai Lamaji. Have admired his resillience and purpose. Being a fan of Gandhiji 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 the Tamil poetry 2000 year old
Everywhere is my town
All are my kin
( Yaadum ooray yaavarum kayLir)
யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் கேளிர்.
– Kamal Haasan