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Turmoil in Tibet left Dalai Lama in tears: Report

March 22, 2008 11:29 IST

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama [Images] has said that the recent turmoil in Tibet made him "cry" once but the practice of Buddhism helped him deal with the situation.

Speaking to Newsweek magazine, the Dalai Lama said looking at the disturbing and graphic images of casualties "he once cried".

But one advantage of belonging to the Tibetan Buddhist culture is that even if at the intellectual level, there is a lot of turmoil, anxiety and worries, at the deeper emotional  level, there is calm, he said.

"Every night in my Buddhist practice I give and take. I take in Chinese suspicion. I give back trust and compassion. I take their negative feeling and give them positive feeling. I do that every day."

"This practice helps tremendously in keeping the emotional level stable and steady. So during the last few days, despite a lot of worries and anxiety, there is no disturbance in my sleep, he added.

Monks-led demonstrations marking the anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule had erupted into violence in the most intense protests in the two decades on Friday last, claiming 13 lives.

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