But now, for Tibetans, even seeking just a vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the moon has become an punishable act.
A report coming out of Tibet say Phurbu Namgyal, a 20-year-old youth from Lhundup district near Tibet's capital Lhasa, saw reflection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the moon recently.
He confided his experience to his friends while working together at a club house in Lhasa. He told them that if someone gazes at the night sky one can see His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the moon. All of them then started looking at the sky to see the vision outside the club. The police from the public security bureau knew about this and arbitrarily picked up Phurbu Namgyal alleging him for committing an illegal act.
His whereabouts and well-being remain unknown.