By Kamal Joshi, Republic News – 21 October 2021
Gyangbung Tulku Rinpoche, Abbot of Tawang Monastery, on Thursday said that Xi Jinping administration had no right to decide the next Dalai Lama as the current Dalai could make the decision and called India’s support essential for it. He claimed that China wanted to dominate Asia but that is not possible in the 21st century.
He added, the current Dalai Lama describes himself as the person of Bharat and grew up eating dal-chawal. “In Bharat, all dharmas live together in harmony, that is what Dalai Lama talks about wherever he is invited,” Rinpoche said.
He also thanked India for spreading the message of peace. The chief of Tawang Monastery also expressed glee at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of the Buddhist circuit. “We are really happy with the initiative. PM Modi also supports Buddhism. In November, a Buddhist seminar will also take place so I’m delighted about it.” Continue reading…