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Trump lacks moral principle, Female Dalai Lama should be attractive, says Dalai Lama in explosive interview

The Dalai Lama has said that if a female Dalai Lama comes, then she should be attractive.

Jun 28, 2019 15:54 IST
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Trump lacks moral principle, Female Dalai Lama should be attractive, says Dalai Lama in explosive in

The Dalai Lama, in an explosive interview on June 27, 2019 spoke about a wide range of issues including Donald Trump, Brexit, Chinese President and the possibility of a Female Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader criticized US President Donald Trump for his America-first policy and said that it was wrong. Dalai Lama also said that its better to keep Europe for Europeans.

Following are Dalai Lama’s controversial comments on women, refugees and Donald Trump:

Dalai Lama’s controversial comment on Donald Trump

Dalai Lama slammed US President Donald Trump for his America-first policy and said that it was wrong and that America should take global responsibility. Dalai Lama also called out Trump for lacking moral principle. The Tibetan spiritual leader has not met or talked to Donald Trump. Dalai Lama had a better relationship with the former US Presidents including Barack Obama and George W Bush. However, Dalai Lama doesn’t think that the US has abandoned him fully, he said that he has a lot if support in the Congress and praised Mike Pence for his criticism of China over Tibet.

Dalai Lama’s controversial comment on Female Successor

When asked if he stood by his earlier comment that if his successor was female, she should be attractive, the Dalai Lama said that if a female Dalai Lama comes, then she should be attractive. The dead people prefer not to see a dead face. He added saying that real beauty in inner beauty.

Dalai Lama’s controversial comment on Brexit

When asked about Brexit, the Dalai Lama said that he is an admirer of the spirit of the European Union. The Dalai Lama said that he is an outsider but he feels that it would be better if Britain remains in the European Union.

Dalai Lama’s controversial comment on Refugees in the European Union

Upon asked about migrants and refugees in the European Union, the Dalai Lama said tat the European countries should take refugees and give them education and training, aiming for their return to their own land. On refugees wanting to stay back in the European Union, the Dalai Lama said that if limited number of refugees want to stay, okay, but if all want to then, Europe will become a Muslim or African country. So he added saying that it is better to keep Europe for Europeans, refugees are better for their own lands.

Dalai Lama comments on Chinese President

The Dalai Lama revealed that the Chinese President had not yet asked him to meet and when he spoke to some retired Chinese officials, one of them called him a demon. The Dalai Lama said that he pities their ignorance and narrow-minded political thinking.

Dalai Lama comments on India

Speaking on the reason he likes living in India, the Dalai Lama said that it is because he is free to speak openly, unlike in China. On intolerance, the tibetan leader said that we forget the oneness of humanity.

Background

The Dalai Lama made the controversial statements during an interview with BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan. The journalist revealed her conversation with the Dalai Lama through a thread on her twitter page. The full interview will be aired on the channel soon.

The journalist had travelled last week to Dharamshala to the Tibetan leader’s house, where he has been living in exile since almost 60 years since he fled China. The journalist has received a lot of criticism on social media for stirring up a controversy. The Dalai Lamai has also faced a lot of backlash for his brutally honest comments.