Dalai Lama’s attractive female successor comment causes a stir

The Dalai Lama is one of the most infamous people on the planet. He has crafted many inspirational quotes, is candid and sometimes a bit shocking. One of his views that he has shared in an interview with BBC news has been branded by many as controversial.

In 2015, the Dalai Lama made a remark which said that if a female Dalai Lama succeeded him, she would have to be attractive. When asked about it, the Dalai Lama reaffirmed his belief that beauty matters as much as brains. He said that while laughing that if a female Dalai Lama comes, she needs to be attractive.

While his message looks to be at odds for a man who preaches messages of inner confidence and tolerance, the Dalai Lama has said that both inner as well as outer beauty matter in Buddhist literature. He has expressed his opinion that equality is important and that he is an avid supporter of women’s rights as well as equal pay in the workplace.

The Dalai Lama was forced to flee his home in 1959 when China sent troops into the region. He has since lived in exile in India for six decades in Dharamsala along with 10,000 other Tibetans. The Dalai Lama’s life cause to return home remains a distant dream. The Tibetan people trust him and ask him to come to Tibet. However, he also acknowledges that India has become his “spiritual home.”

The Dalai Lama formally stepped down in 2011 from his political responsibilities. However, he has continued to be the figurehead of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama said that China’s President Xi Jinping hasn’t asked him for a meeting yet.

Tibet used to be a poor country in the 1950s. However, it is now an economic powerhouse with its influence overshadowing the Dalai Lama’s cause.

Relations with President Donald Trump are very different from Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is open to a meeting with President Donald Trump. However, he has said that President Trump has yet to ask him for one.

He has called President Trump’s time in office a time marked by a “lack of moral principle.” This is in contrast with his remarks in 2016 when he had said that he had “no worries” about the Trump presidency. The Dalai Lama has said that Trump’s America-first attitude is wrong.

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