In the midst of dissents by Beijing against his scheduled visit to Tawang, the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said India has never used him against China. “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian pondered ahimsa, peace, concordance and common morals wherever I go,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said while talking with the media here. His comments came after Chinese state media today said India is using the Dalai Lama as a strategic use to test China’s “bottom line”.
“I am a Buddhist. The whole Himalayan range had been traditionally following Buddhist dharma and modern physics depends on Buddhist philosophy,” he said. On corruption, the Dalai Lama said unite is a major issue confronting the world and it was expanding a direct result of absence of good standards. He talked affectionately of Arunachal Pradesh and said he had an exceptional connection with the state as it filled in as his purpose of section when he landed in India in 1959.
“When I got opportunity, when I initially reached India, I entered through Arunanchal Pradesh. I have emotional connect with the state. It is a unique place for me,” he said. The Dalai Lama said thanks to Indian government for giving him a chance to visit the wilderness state. “I might want to thank the administration of India. I have been here since 1959. India has taken awesome care of me. I am their longest staying visitor. I am grateful to them,” he included.
He gave a talk at Buddha Park here toward the beginning of today. The spiritual leader had arrived here last night from Guwahati joined by state Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Tomorrow, he would grant lessons at Dirang and give the ‘Avalokiteshvara Permission’ at Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in the morning. From April 8 to 10, the Dalai Lama will convey talks in Tawang. Inferable from the rescheduled visit, he would not have the capacity to go to Itanagar.