Dalai Lama reaffirms to live for several more decades 

DHARAMSALA, 15 March: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama reaffirmed to live for several more decades as he attended a long-life prayer (tenshug) offered to him today by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on behalf of all Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

Hundreds of Tibetans and followers of the Buddhist faith gathered at the courtyard of Tsuglagkhang, The Dalai Lama’s temple to attend the long-life prayer offering.

The tenshug began with the offering of the mandala and the threefold representation of the Buddha’s body, speech and mind to the Dalai Lama.

Following the prayer ceremony, the Dalai Lama briefly addressed the congregation and thanked the participants and the organisers for offering him the long life prayer as well as the unwavering faith and devotion Tibetans and his followers across the world have placed in him.

Much to the delight of the congregation, the Dalai Lama then reaffirmed to live for several more decades.

The Tibetan Nobel laureate said that “I am physically fit” and that he will pray to live long to continue to serve humanity and the buddha-dharma for several more decades.

The 83-year-old Tibetan Nobel Laureate has previously spoken about his recurring dreams which indicated that he will live for at least 113 years.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has already surpassed the first Dalai Lama, Gedun Drupa, the longest-lived Dalai Lama. The first Dalai Lama lived till 83 years of age(1391- 1474).

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