Mar. 21 (Tibet.net): Excerpts from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s latest remarks on retirement from political responsibilities: Since the direct election of Kalon Tripa , the system of the institution of Dalai Lama as both the spiritual and temporal authority has ended. Since then I described myself as in semi-retired position.
After taking retirement, I will continue to lead Tibet in spiritual affairs like the first four Dalai Lamas. The Tibetan people inside Tibet should not feel discouraged because I have made this remarkable decision by taking in consideration the benefit of the Tibetan people in the long run.
The leadership democratically elected by the Tibetan people should take over the complete political responsibilities of Tibet.
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