Gaya: The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama warned the Chinese communist that the power of truth is much stronger than the power of gun. He has sent a message for China on Christmas stating, "we have the power of truth, Chinese communist have the power of gun. In the long run power of truth is much stronger than the power of gun."
The spiritual leader has made these remarks while his visit to Gaya in Bihar where he will stay for 14 days. Dalai Lama will deliver a teaching on A Guide to Bodhisatva’s Way of Life’, a revered Buddhist scripture composed in the 8th century by an Indian monk Santidev. He is also supposed to deliver a lecture on Buddhism on January 6 in the presence of 50,000 people.
The comment from Dalai Lama came in view of China and Tibetan Buddhists fighting over his successor. Locked in a fight while China has been insisting that the tradition of reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should continue many Tibetans are opposed to Beijing's apparent attempt to impose a successor according to Buddhism. Dalai Lama is in one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
The spiritual leader himself has downplayed the issue stating that it was too early to discuss about it. The Nobel Peace Prize winner said that it was too early to discuss about his successor. He stated, "all of you discussed a lot about my reincarnation. I am 84 85 years old and I am quite well, so why are you in a hurry about my reincarnation?" He further said that China has one of the highest populations of Buddhists in the world but slowly the Buddhists there have started realising that the kind of Buddhism we practice is true.
It is to be mentioned that China has accused the Dalai Lama of acting as a splittist working for Tibetan independence. The 14th Dalai Lama has left to India in early 1959 to escape from the Chinese occupation and lives in exile in the hill town of Dharamshala.