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‘Self-immolation sign of deep desperation’ says the Dalai Lama
Phayul[Saturday, October 29, 2011 15:50]
By Sherab Woeser

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is received by Japanese well wishers upon arriving at a hotel in Osaka on October 29, 2011. The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to give a public talk on overcoming life's difficulties tomorrow at the Osaka Maishima Arena tomorrow. (Photo/OHHDL/Tenzin Choejor)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is received by Japanese well wishers upon arriving at a hotel in Osaka on October 29, 2011. The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to give a public talk on overcoming life's difficulties tomorrow at the Osaka Maishima Arena tomorrow. (Photo/OHHDL/Tenzin Choejor)
OSAKA, October 29: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Japan earlier this morning on a 10-day visit which will see him travel to the worst hit areas of the devastating tsunami that struck the island nation in March this year.

The Dalai Lama had briefly visited Japan last April to offer prayers and attend a memorial service at Tokyo's Gokokuji Temple for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

Arriving from New Delhi, the Dalai Lama was received at the Tokyo Narita International Airport by Lhakpa Tshoko, the Representative of the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia and Rev. Fujita Kokan and Rev. Saito Ugyen of Koyasan University.

Ruthlessness only will not be good for all

Upon arrival at the hotel, the Dalai Lama briefly interacted with Japanese reporters.

Responding to a question on the recent spate of self-immolations in Tibet, the Tibetan spiritual leader said that Chinese leaders should heed to the genuine grievances of the Tibetan people.

"This incident of growing self-immolations in Tibet needs to be studied from philosophical, religious and political view points. It is a sign of deep desperation; Chinese leaders need to look into these incidents more seriously. Ruthlessness only will not be good for all."

While saying it was “too early” to hope for “big change” from China’s next leaders, His Holiness noted that “harmony must come from the heart”.

Referring to the mass uprisings in Tibet in 2008, followed by the Uyghur uprisings in 2009 and the mass movements in Inner Mongolia this year, the Dalai Lama said, “trust and fear cannot go together”.

Travelling from Tokyo, the 76-year old Tibetan leader arrived in Osaka, the country’s commercial capital later in the afternoon. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to give teachings on the Heart Sutra and also give a public talk on overcoming life’s difficulties at the Osaka Maishima Arena tomorrow.

During the visit, His Holiness is scheduled to give teachings and public talks, meet with religious heads and interact with scientists.
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