Dalai Lama will live to be 113

July 6th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) An oracle has predicted that the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will live to be 113, the Tibetan cabinet said on his 76th birthday Wednesday.

The prediction was made by Nechung, recognised as the state oracle by the Tibetan government-in-exile which is based here.

The oracle, however, underlined that the Dalai Lama’s age would depend on the deeds and conduct of the Tibetan people, a statement said.

“We would like to urge all Tibetans to engage in actions that will not breach the wishes of His Holiness and work hard in preserving our traditional values,” it said.

Born July 6, 1935 at Taktser hamlet in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso.

He fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Communist rule in 1959. His government-in-exile here never got recognition from any country.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for democracy and freedom in his homeland.

India is home to around 100,000 Tibetans. Nechung the oracle left Tibet along with the Dalai Lama.

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