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Switzerland. Basel. St. Jakobshalle. A crowd of people listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his public lecture on Bodhicitta. The topic of his talk is about Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta which touches on two aspects of the awakening mind, the twin qualities of wisdom and compassion, which are necessary for anyone who aspires to be a better person and implement changes in their lives. The Tibetan flag, also known as the "snow lion flag" and the 'Free Tibet flag', was a flag of the military of Tibet, introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1912 and used for the same capacity until 1959. Designed with the help of a Japanese priest, it reflects the design motif of the Japanese military's Rising Sun Flag. Since the 1960s, it is used a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement. The flag of Switzerland consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre. 7.02.2015 © 2015 Didier Ruef