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Goal is preservation of Tibetan tradition and language, not Independence, Dalai Lama tells parliamentarians in DC

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He emphasised that he was not propagating Buddhism nor suggesting anybody propagate it.

He emphasised that he was not propagating Buddhism nor suggesting anybody propagate it.

The political purpose just isn’t independence for Tibet, however the preservation of Tibetan tradition, the Dalai Lama stated by way of a recorded message launched on Wednesday. The video of the 86-year-old religious head of the Tibetans was performed earlier than a gaggle of parliamentarians and different supporters of the Tibetan trigger, gathered in Washington DC for the eighth World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet (WPCT).

“Politically we are not seeking Independence for Tibet. I have made this clear over the years. What most concerns us is the importance of preserving and safeguarding our culture and language,” he stated.

“And the reality today is that there are growing numbers of Chinese people taking interest in Buddhism. Under such circumstances, if we can revive and extend Tibetan culture of warm heartedness and ethics, it will help not only Tibetans, but others with a Buddhist background to such as the Mongolians and on a larger scale the people of China,” the Dalai Lama stated.

He emphasised, repeatedly throughout his speech, that he was not propagating Buddhism nor suggesting anybody propagate it.

“We are not trying to propagate Buddhism, cultivating a warm heart and becoming good human being is of benefit whether you are religious or not,” he stated.

Others who spoke on the opening session of the conference included Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and actor Richard Gere who has been a very long time supporter of the reason for Tibet.

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