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    The Dally Llama to quit

    Dalai Lama to step down as Tibetan political leader
    March 11, 2011

    Dalai Lama to step down as Tibetan political leader


    DHARAMSHALA: The Dalai Lama has announced his plan to retire as political head of the exiled Tibetan movement, saying the time had come for his replacement by a ''freely elected'' leader.

    The Dalai Lama, whose more important role is as the movement's spiritual leader, said he would seek an amendment allowing him to resign his political office when the exiled Tibetan parliament met next week.

    ''My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility,'' he said in an address in Dharamshala, the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India.

    ''It is to benefit Tibetans in the long run. It is not because I feel disheartened,'' he said.

    The Dalai Lama was 15 when he was appointed ''head of state'' in 1950 after Chinese troops moved into Tibet. He fled his homeland in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

    The 75-year-old Nobel peace prize winner has long talked of stepping down from what is a largely ceremonial role, while maintaining his more important position as the spiritual figurehead of the Tibetan movement.

    ''As early as the 1960s, I have repeatedly stressed that Tibetans need a leader, elected freely by the Tibetan people, to whom I can devolve power,'' he said.

    ''Now, we have clearly reached the time to put this into effect.''

    In his address marking the anniversary of the 1959 uprising, the Dalai Lama made it clear that he would not be withdrawing from the political struggle and remained ''committed to playing my part in the just cause of Tibet''. Despite his advancing age and several health scares, the Dalai Lama maintains a punishing travel schedule as the global face of the Tibetan struggle.

    Spiritual and secular loyalty to his leadership is steadfast and he is the adhesive that binds together the various factions within the movement, some of whom favour a more radical agenda than the Dalai Lama's non-violent campaign for autonomy within the Chinese state.

    In yesterday's speech, he said he had received ''repeated and earnest'' appeals to provide continued political leadership.

    In London, the International Campaign for Tibet said the Dalai Lama's announcement underlined his democratic credentials.

    Agence France-Presse
    This raises some interesting Theological questions.

    Has he been tipped the wink that he has fuc*ed up and is to be reincarnated as a woman?

    He is already been practicing wearing a dress and spouting nonsense.

    Will he take up BDSM?

    What if his next incarnation is aborted?
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    Re: The Dally Llama to quit

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    He is already been practicing wearing a dress and spouting nonsense.
    Like his colleague in Rome you mean?
    Feminists are stupid, throw equality at them!

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    Re: The Dally Llama to quit

    The Romans wore Togas. Julius Ceasar wore a skirt.
    When in need of a drink to Refresh the soul
    Drop into the Knight & Drummer Free House.
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    Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum
    Love the Sinner but not the Sin.
    (St. Augustine)

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against Principalities, against Powers,
    against the Rulers of the Darkness of this world, against Spiritual Wickedness in high places.
    (and within ourselves)


    A Feminist is a human being who has lost her way and turned vicious. If you meet one on the road as you
    Go your Own Way, offer kindness but keep your sword drawn.






 

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