Dalai Lama clarifies retirement statement
Dec. 15 (Sheja journal): His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Dec. 14 clarified his recent statement on taking complete retirement, saying that the call does not mean he will forget about the Tibetan struggle.
“More than 99 per cent of Tibetans in and outside Tibet trust me, so I have the moral responsibility to serve them. My call for complete retirement does not mean that I will forget the Tibetan struggle. I am a Tibetan and every Tibetan has the moral obligation to carry out our own struggle,” His Holiness told reporters in Kalimpong.
He said some Tibetans living inside Tibet express anxiety and confusion over his retirement plans. “I want to hand over the ceremonial role such as signing of legislatures and documents to the democratically elected leadership. But some Tibetans inside Tibetan are anxious and confused that the Dalai Lama is now no longer interested about the Tibetan struggle. No, it is not,” he said.
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