His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Barack Obama

Dharamshala: Congratulating Barack Obama on his taking over as the 44th President of the United States, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday said he would pray for his success, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on a visit to international township of Auroville in Puducherry, south India, expressed his “deep congratulations” and “prayers” for Obama for success.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in Auroville, His Holiness the Dalai Lama also advocated promotion of genuine human spirit and common aim to bring peace and prosperity for individual nations, PTI reported.

His Holiness said: “Rather than individual interest, if common things, common interest is accomplished each individual nation or individual people will certainly get maximum benefit” in the form of peace, prosperity and compassion.

“Most of the man made problems, including World War I and II and colonial rules were due to the self-centred attitude and out of disregard of others’ rights and feelings. But what we really need now is an effort to promote genuine human spirit and respect for all human beings,” His Holiness said.