Buddhists and Muslims alike Revere Dalai Lama as the Supreme Leader

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the age of 83 continues to trot globally on an extremely busy schedule for unending series of programs and teachings. His Holiness’s present month long visit to Ladakh regions explains how the Buddhists and the Muslims alike revere him as the supreme leader!

Right from the day His Holiness the Dalai Lama set his foot in Ladakh, representatives from all communal backgrounds and communities in the region flocked to extending their warm greetings. Whether Buddhists or Muslims, people in the region lined up alongside the road with flowers and ceremonial scarfs to see and greet His Holiness the Dalai Lama wherever he traversed.

While the followers of the Tibetan Buddhism revere His Holiness the Dalai Lama as their supreme spiritual leader, Muslims from the region too revere His Holiness as the supreme leader who can bring about peace and harmony among various different communal people. His Holiness’s programs in the region were equally dedicated to both backgrounds of the community and members from the communities attended his teachings.

Besides, Buddhists and Muslims from Zanskar region submitted a letter to His Holiness the Dalai Lama pledging to forgo past stories of their communal tensions and forge a harmonious future by promoting interfaith harmony during his ongoing visit to the region on Monday after his teaching there. This is a huge milestone milestone in interfaith harmony that His Holiness has always been preaching across the world.

The Muslims same as the Buddhists expressed their joy and contentment in having received the opportunity to meet the spiritual leader and received his teachings and blessings. Since the fifth Dalai Lama in 17th century, Muslims have been particularly treated with special support and recognition in Tibet.

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