Tibet struggle will never die: Dalai Lama

March 22nd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin  

Dharamsala, Mar 22 (ANI): Tibetan religious leader, the Dalai Lama has said that the Tibet struggle will never die, and will continue even after he dies.

When asked about the Chinese officials theory that Tibet problem will disappear after he passes pass away, the Dalai Lama told Newsweek in an interview: I don’t know. I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.

Both inside and outside (Tibet), the older generation may go away, but the newer generations carry the same spirit. Sometimes it’s even stronger. So after my death a younger generation will come up, he added.

Expressing his concern over the possibility of greater violence after his death, the Dalai Lama said: As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there’s no use.

More importantly, the Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage can eventually help bring some deeper values to the millions of Chinese youth who are lost in a (moral) vacuum. After all, China is traditionally a Buddhist country, he added.

Urging Chinese premier Wen Jiabao and President Hu Jintao to seek truth from facts, he said: I would also ask Jiabao to please prove his recent accusations that the Dalai Lama has instigated the unrest in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama also said that Chinese authorities were trying to control the unrest by shutting down cell phones, digital photography, and e-mail services.

But it is very difficult to control everything, he said. (ANI)

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