77th birthday,of the Dalai Lama celebrated in colourful Tibetan traditions

Jul 07, 2012 11:04 |

Dalai lama  expressed  gratitude to the kindness and hospitality India for his stay here

Dharamsala(Arvind Sharma)

Addressing the audience of thousands at the main temple in Dharamsala on His 77th birthday, the Dalai Lama thanked them and said, "I would like to thank all of you who have attended my birthday, and have wished me well on this day. Everyone regards birthdays as very important events, but as Tibetans, we usually don't regard birthdays as highly as others, traditionally".


He said ,"If we regard the birthday as important, then every day, when we get up the morning, this can also seem like a birthday itself. This is also important, because each of us every day, if you can, should try to help other people, if you cannot, then at least don't hurt others".


"As for me, every day I promise myself to treat others in this way. If I can get up each day and help, and not hurt others, this is good. I also say this to other people, not just as a promise to myself".


"My life is spent like this, and now, today, I am 77 years old".



Dalai lama said that he was naughty when child and was  very lazyduring youth ,too lazy to study, and usually liked to play.

"If I see these things, like this, maybe there is nothing special about me, my life is spent like this, and myself, I am one of 6 or 7 billion people in this world",he said


"Actually, everyone has the ability of compassion, and to help other people, in their minds, because everyone grows up under their parents love, from compassion when they were born".

"Now, my political power is already handed over, now I am totally retired from this role politically. Those who have continued the hard work with the Tibetan government, I would like to thank you. So, for those who are carrying on, I hope you continue as before", he added


Earlier the 77 th birthday of Dalai  Lama was  celebrated in colourful Tibetan traditions on July 6th in Dharamshala, India. This was the first birthday of the Tibetan supreamo at His exile home of Dharamsala since handing full political power to an elected head of government. Beside Dalai Lama himself ,Thousands of Indians ,Tibetans and foreigres  attended the morning prayer celebrations  at the main temple Tsuglagkhang near Dalai Lama’s residence.

To name some important guests, are the Karmapa Lama , Tibtan PM (Kalon Tripa ) Dr.Lobsang Sangay, Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor, as well as honourable members of the Tibetan Government in exile.Following the arrival of Dalai Lama  at the main temple, the Tibetan national flag was hoisted by Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, amid singing of both the Tibetan and Indian national anthems.An auspicious long life offering was given by members of the Central Tibetan Administration in the form of Mendrel Tensum; which offers the body, the spirit and the mind to the Buddha.