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Next Dalai Lama most likely to born in India, Russia also not excluded - Tibet Buddhist leader

December 17, 2010

Dharamsala (India), December 10, 2010 Interfax - Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso believes his next incarnation will take place in India.

"The next Dalai Lama's to reincarnate in a free country, most likely in India and may be in one of Russian republics," the spiritual leader of Tibet Buddhists told at his meeting with Russian journalists that took place in his residence in Dharamsala (India).

According to Dalai Lama, if the existing state of things persists and Tibet Buddhist remain "in exile" then "logically the aim of reincarnation is to complete tasks set in the previous incarnation, which haven't been fulfilled (restoration of Tibet government headed by Dalai Lama - IF).

He didn't exclude a possibility that future Dalai Lama can be a woman and reminded that there had already been such precedents. Dalai Lama said that in main religions including Buddhism, women make majority of believers and "it means that Dalai Lama woman can be more useful."

"Some people including Russians say that Dalai Lama institute is extremely important for development of Tibet Buddhism, but this view point is not correct," he added and reminded that Tibet Buddhism exists for 600 years and only 400 years Dalai Lama holds spiritual and secular power.
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