Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – With the declaration of the result of the Bihar State Assembly Election, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Nitish Kumar to offer his congratulations on his coalition’s success.
“I deeply appreciate your friendship,” he wrote, “as well as the hospitality you have shown me during my visits to Bihar, especially to Bodh Gaya, which have been quite regular in recent years.
“I would also like to thank you for your support and encouragement of my efforts to promote a revival of interest in ancient Indian thought so vividly expressed in the historic Nalanda Tradition, which is like the sun shining in the East. As you know, India’s longstanding philosophy of karuna and the conduct that flows from it, ahimsa, sets an example to the rest of the world.
“I pray you will be successful in meeting whatever challenges lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Bihar.”
His Holiness concluded his letter with prayers and good wishes.