His Holiness Commends Courage and Sincerity of Tibetans Living Inside Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama reads from scripture during a grand long life offering organised by the Central Tibetan Administration and the general Tibetan populace in Dharamsala, India, on 2 March 2010/ Photo:Tenzin Choejor/Office of His Holiness
His Holiness the Dalai Lama reads from scripture during a grand long life offering organised by the Central Tibetan Administration and the general Tibetan populace in Dharamsala, India, on 2 March 2010/ Photo:Tenzin Choejor/Office of His Holiness

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama lauded the unflinching courage and sincerity of Tibetans living inside Tibet in raising their voices for the cause of Tibet, which he described as an issue of truth and justice. (Click here to watch video)

His Holiness expressed deep appreciation for the long life prayer offerings presented to him by the Central Tibetan Administration and the people of Tibet out of common reverence, bond, sincerity, aspiration and hope.

We offer prayers to those Tibetans who sacrificed their lives for Tibet under the repression of the Chinese government, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a large Tibetan congregation at the main Buddhist temple here this morning. Thousands of Tibetans attended the official long life offering ceremony.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama prayed for the speedy recovery and long life of thousands of Tibetans who were wounded by brutal Chinese police beatings during the peaceful protests throughout Tibet since 10 March 2008.

The officials of Central Tibetan Administration wait in queue carrying auspicious offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama/Photo: Sangay Kyap/TibetNet
The officials of Central Tibetan Administration wait in queue carrying auspicious offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama/Photo: Sangay Kyap/TibetNet

His Holiness expressed gratitude to Tibetans living inside Tibet for keeping up their sincerity and determination. His Holiness said though Tibetans are physically living under the repression of the Chinese government, but they are very much united in their hearts to struggle for their rights and truth of Tibet’s cause.

Describing the cultural heritage of Tibet as precious gem of the world, His Holiness told Tibetans to carefully study it in order to preserve the rich tradition. His Holiness also underlined that Tibetans must excel in both traditional Tibetan studies and modern education.

His Holiness told Tibetans who are living in free world not to squander their time and opportunities in taking the responsibility as Tibetans inside Tibet pin their hopes on them.

The long life offering ceremony was the part of official commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising against the repression and occupation of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China, and the exile of the Tibetan government and its people to India from 10 March 2009 to 10 March 2010.