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23januanry20101Dharamshala: Tibetan culture, identity and religion are "facing an extremely dangerous situation," but the patience and strength of Tibetan people inside Tibet have genuinely united, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on Saturday after offering him a special long life prayer on behalf of Tibetan Government in-exile and people of Tibet.

The 74-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate addressed the hundreds of people including Tibetans, foreigners and the exiled top Tibetan officials during a gathering for a special long life prayer in Dharamshala. His Holiness urged his exiled fellow Tibetans to represent the people inside Tibet as they are under a long-lasting Chinese occupation and repression. "Never forget that you are the people of snow-land of Tibet, most importantly, there are significant signs that the patience and strength of Tibetan people inside Tibet have genuinely united, therefore, we, the people who are in-exile have responsibility to represent them," he added.

The Tibetan spiritual leader expressed concern over the impacts of Tibetan education for younger generations. "Think about wider perspective, and do not give-up your strength and patient as you are in a free country unlike Tibet, from our historical eras of Dharma kings, we have the rich culture and religion, in-additional, as I usually urge people, all Tibetans, whether men or women, it is very essential to learn modern education and also Buddhism which mean depth to great philosophical views," said His Holiness.  

His Holiness the Dalai Lama also said that Tibetan students have great possibility to engage with better academic specialists. "I am pleased and appreciated that Tibetans inside Tibet recently have got a genuine interest in modern education, particularly in their culture and religious' educations, he added.

Tibetan spiritual leader also emphasized the importance of preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and culture toward a nonviolent society for the sixty billion people of the world. "Tibetan Buddhism and culture should not use for merely offering objects and inner believe, it has power to contribute a good and happy life, not only your environments but for all sentient beings, therefore we must need understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, it is a very essential to practice by your three practical doors; mind, speech and body,” said His Holiness.

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