While offering a long life prayers, Tenshug upon the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala on Monday, His Holiness assured to live around 100 years. The long life prayers was offered by representatives representing Tibet’s three traditional provinces, Utsang Cholka, Domey Cholka, Chushi Gangdrug and Tibetans from Kalimpong, Gangtok, Darjeeling and Ravangla.
The 83 year old Tibetan spiritual leader expressed his appreciations to all the participants as well as the organizers of the long life prayers service which was held at the Tsuglak Khang, the Main Temple in McLeod Ganj in Dharamsala on Monday. His Holiness the Dalai Lama assured during the ceremony that he will live around 100 years.
“As per your prayers and wishes, I assure you I would live around hundred years,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the representatives and participants of the long life prayer service.
His Holiness according to the report by CTA, affirmed that the ancestors of Tibetan people had well preserved ancient Nalanda knowledge for thousands of years which enabled Tibetans to expertise in promoting the knowledge in the Tibetan language. Thus, His Holiness the Dalai Lama proclaimed that it is the duty of Tibetan people to continue the practical teachings of those ancestors while at the same time take pride in possessing such vast and profound knowledge passed by them.
“Meanwhile, drawing the attention of the gathering, His Holiness emphasised that the masters of Nalanda encourage its followers to approach their teaching with logic and reason rather than following it blindly. Thus, His Holiness urged the gathering to experiment and research on the teachings of those masters in light of reason.” reported the official website of Central Tibetan Administration which added that His Holiness urged the Tibetan people to preserve the rich Tibetan language as it has the potential to serve all the sentient beings on earth.