Dharamsala, Sep 30 (IANS) Revered by the Tibetans as a ‘living god’ and idolised in both the Orient and the West, the Dalai Lama, known for his simplicity and typical jovial style, transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances.
He stepped back from an adminstrative role almost three years back but is active like never before in his sermons, lectures and rubbing shoulders with world leaders.
As the Tibetan exile administration invites three fellow laureates here Oct 2 to mark the silver jubilee of the conferment of the Nobel Prize on the Dalai Lama, IANS looks at future plans of the globetrotting Tibetan spiritual leader – the global face of the Tibetan exile movement – his contributions, his yearnings, his regrets, the Tibetans without him, who will be the next Dalai Lama after him and his vision.
Promoting human values, non-violence and religious harmony are his commitments, say aides of the Dalai Lama.
“People of my age belong to the 20th century generation and the 20th century has passed, nobody can bring it back. Most of you belong to the 21st century, of which more than 80 years remain. The future is open and you have an opportunity, a responsibility, to make this a better, more peaceful century than has gone before,” he often said in his remarks.