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Dalai Lama seeks New Delhi’s help

DHARAMSHALA (H.P.): Underlining that India and the Tibetan region shared the relationship of a “teacher and disciple,” the Dalai Lama has sought New Delhi’s help for resolving the Tibet issue.

“India and Tibet are having the relationship of a ‘guru and chela’ [teacher and disciple] and when chela is in trouble, the guru must look after him,” he said.

Asked about his conspicuous absence from the ongoing special meet of Tibetans at Macleodganj, he said: “I made it clear earlier that if I attended the meeting I must have made some comments.

“My presence could have hampered the free expression of opinions of the participants. So I am keeping away from the November 17-22 conclave.”

The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to speak his mind on the conclave on Sunday, November 23, after he receives the summary of the opinions expressed by Tibetans over the future strategy of their movement.

The Dalai Lama – who fled to India in 1959 after a failed uprising against the Chinese authorities – said he has three commitments. First, as a human being for the promotion of compassion and love. Second, as a Buddhist monk to promote religious harmony. His third commitment, he said, was Tibet which is “complicated.” – PTI

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