Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

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Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

Postby Mr. G » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:30 pm

NEW DELHI (AFP) – The Dalai Lama intends to retire as head of the Tibetan government in exile next year as he looks to reduce his ceremonial role and scale back his workload, his spokesman told AFP Tuesday.

The Tibetan movement in exile, based in the northern Indian hill station of Dharamshala since 1960, directly elected a political leader in 2001 for the first time.

"Since then, His Holiness has always said he has been in a semi-retired state," spokesman Tenzin Taklha said.

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Re: Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

Postby Individual » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:53 pm

Is he sick or dying? If not, what's the motive here? What are his post-retirement plans?

A stupid person might accuse him of laziness or giving up on the Tibetans.
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Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:12 pm

Very fascinating article, ty Mr. Gordo :)

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Re: Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

Postby Blue Garuda » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:49 pm

Individual wrote:Is he sick or dying? If not, what's the motive here? What are his post-retirement plans?

A stupid person might accuse him of laziness or giving up on the Tibetans.


I think this is the crucial passage from the report:

''Taklha stressed that his "retirement" would be from his ceremonial responsibilities as head of the government, such as signing resolutions, not his role as spiritual leader and figurehead for Tibetans.''

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Re: Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

Postby Luke » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:32 pm

Still His Holiness is getting old... maybe we should pray for his health, just in case.

May His Holiness' body remain completely healthy and free from all illness, so he can continue his Buddha-activity for the benefit of all beings.
TEYATA OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHABEKANDZE RADZE SAMUGATE SOHA
TEYATA OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHABEKANDZE RADZE SAMUGATE SOHA
TEYATA OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHABEKANDZE RADZE SAMUGATE SOHA

May His Holiness continue to shine the light of Chenrezig's compassion in this world for many decades to come!
Namo Ratna Trayaya, Namah Arya Jnana Sagara, Vairochana, Byuhara Jara Thathagataya, Arhate, Samyaksam Buddhaya, Nama Sarwa Tathagata Bhyay, Arhate Bhyah, Samyaksam Buddhe Bhyah, Nama Arya Avalokiteshvaraya Bodhisattvaya, Maha Sattvaya, Maha Karunikaya, Tadyatha, Om Dhara Dhara, Dhiri Dhiri, Dhuru Dhuru Itte Vatte, Chale Chale, Prachale Prachale, Kusume Kusume Vare, Ili Milli, Jiti Jvalam, Apanaye Soha.

With the combination of modern medicine, Indian and Tibetan medicine, and Buddhist meditation, I'm sure it's possible that His Holiness could live well past the age of 100.
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Re: Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

Postby Individual » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:07 pm

Yeshe wrote:
Individual wrote:Is he sick or dying? If not, what's the motive here? What are his post-retirement plans?

A stupid person might accuse him of laziness or giving up on the Tibetans.


I think this is the crucial passage from the report:

''Taklha stressed that his "retirement" would be from his ceremonial responsibilities as head of the government, such as signing resolutions, not his role as spiritual leader and figurehead for Tibetans.''

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Thanks. I should've seen that, but didn't. :emb:
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Re: Dalai Lama 'to retire' from government-in-exile role

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Postby Huifeng » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:16 am

That ^ could just be the best use of smilies / emoticons that I have ever seen! :smile:
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