Dalai Lama has asked his followers to be patient with his attempt to build a relationship with China
A UPI story has appeared on several web sites, quoting the Dalai Lama from an interview in Brussels with a British newspaper. The following piece appears on the Post Chronicle web site.
The Dalai Lama has asked his followers to be patient with his attempt to build a relationship with China.
In an interview in Brussels with the British newspaper The Financial Times, the Dalai Lama, the head of Tibetan Buddhism, acknowledged the response from Beijing has often been contradictory, citing mixed signals he has received on a request to make a pilgrimage to Tibet.
The Dalai Lama spent his early years as absolute ruler of Tibet after being selected by Buddhist leaders who determined he was the reincarnation of previous Dalai Lamas. In 1959, after China occupied Tibet, he fled to India, where he presides over a government-in-exile at Dharamsala and has gained an international reputation as an advocate of human rights and peace.
He said he was not worried about India's warmer relationship with China, saying that in the current era individual sovereignty is less important than regional welfare.
In Asia, there are two parents, China and India, and the others are children, he said. "The more cordial relationship between these two Asian giants is a benefit not only to Tibet but to all the other countries in the region.''
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