Want to live for another 20-years: Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama the Tibetan spiritual leader said that he wants to live for next 20-years to serve the people


Dalai Lama the Tibetan spiritual leader on Wednesday said that he wants to live for next 20-years to serve the people

The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama

According to the 81-year lod spiritual leader 

“The members of the Phenpo and Pemakoe Tibetan community and those in Tibet, today have expressed uncountable faith and prayers for my long life. As I said before, there have been many revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years,” he said.

“Personally, I myself pray and hope to live for the next 20-years or more to continue to serve the well being of all human beings,” the 81-year-old spiritual leader told number of Tibetans and devotees who had came there to join in the prayer for his long life.

The Dala Lama said that the long-life prayer ceremony is rooted in a strong spiritual bond between the teacher and his numerous disciples and the prayers bring do bring fruit.

The Tibetan spiritual leader advised all his followers that the best way to fulfill his wishes would be to become a true follower of the Buddha.

The prayer ceremony for his long life, organised by the Phenpo and Pemakoe Tibetan community members, was attended by all officials and staff of the Central Tibetan Administration, along with thousands of local Tibetans and non-Tibetan devotees.

The Dalai Lama with his followers
The Dalai Lama with his followers

Spreading the message of peace and unity

The Dalai Lama exhorted the Tibetans to bring primary focus on quality of religious exhortion and its practice.

“Our wealthy tradition of Buddhism encloses vast knowledge of the workings of the mind and emotions. The main purpose of the Buddhist teaching is to train and defeat one’s mind.

“By doing this, one will be able to achieve peaceful mind and body and simultaneously spread peace in one’s environment,” he said.

Repeating his message of peace and universal responsibility, the Nobel laureate made a call to all his followers to start a new era of mutual respect and brotherhood.

“We are a part of one big human family. We can no longer invoke the differences of nationalities, race or beliefs.

“For a better, happier and more stable future, each one of us should develop a sincere and warm-hearted feeling of oneness with around seven billion people of the world.

“Individuals can surely make a difference in society and it is up to each one of us to make the best use of our given knowledge and ability to help and create a happier world,” he said.

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