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`Destiny keeps changing according to karma'

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BANGALORE, DEC. 2. The destiny of a man is unstable and it keeps changing according to his "karmas," the Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, has said.

Speaking on "universal brotherhood" at a programme organised by the Rotary Bangalore Mid-town here today, he said the destiny of a human being, which depended on "karma," tended to change with the intervention of a previous and more powerful "karma." There was no such thing as "independent and absolute destiny." Man accumulated numerous "karmas" in his daily life and dreams were not an exception. Man accumulated "karmas" even while he dreamt, the Dalai Lama said.

He described man's destiny as "general and rough." Although every human being was equal at birth, the amount of success he achieved in his life depended on his "karma." Every individual had to treat his fellow being as part of himself.

In the present era, everything was interlinked and interdependent. One should look at one's enemy in a different perspective. A human being tended to have his own shortcomings and hence should not be discarded totally.

Asian interests

The Tibetian leader said Asian interests were interlinked with those of the Western world, and there was a need for genuine compassion and selfless service. He called upon society to play a more active role in helping the needy.

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