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The Dalai Lama promised to live up to 113 years

Honorary representative of the Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso in Russia, Mongolia and CIS countries, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Republic of telo Tulku Rinpoche announced that the Buddhist leader, who on Monday will celebrate 85-year anniversary, promised to live up to 113 years.

"Dear friends! This year, July 6, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will turn 85. This is a very long career, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a promise to be with us, to 113 years," the letter says Rinpoche on the occasion of the anniversary of the spiritual leader of Buddhists, the text of which came on Saturday in RIA Novosti.

According to Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama calls himself a simple Buddhist monk. "But to Buddhists he is the incarnation of Buddha of compassion Avalokitesvara. At the same time he is a laureate of the Nobel peace prize, a man who dedicated his life to spreading universal values such as love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance," said the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia.

He also drew attention to the fact that the Dalai Lama encourages all to live peacefully "in a spirit of dialogue, unity and friendship", to show to all the respect in the world to spread the "nonviolent approach".

The XIV Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was born July 6, 1935 in the village of Taktser in the North-East of Tibet. In 1937 he was recognized as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Dalai Lama XIII, and in 1940 enthroned. After inclusion of Tibet in China, the Dalai Lama in 1959 moved to India. His residence in Dharamsala in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. For educational activities in different countries and peacekeeping efforts, the Dalai Lama was awarded in 1989 the Nobel peace prize. He pays special attention to development of education and interaction of Buddhism with modern science, including, in recent years, he actively collaborates with leading Russian scientists.