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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Fully support Hazare’s anti-graft movement: Dalai

New Delhi: Asking Indians to pay “more attention” to eradicating corruption, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said he “fully” supported Anna Hazare‘s movement but refused to go into the merits of his methods.

Calling Tibetans ‘chelas’ (followers) of ‘Guru’ (master) India, he said issues like corruption make the ‘chela’ feel ashamed.

The Dalai Lama said people in India have an impression that corruption has become part of life and he came to this conclusion after interacting with students and businessmen in this regard.

He said "narrow-minded" thinking will never help in resolving any problem. Reuters
“Many people have little reservation about his (Anna‘s) method. But the motivation is very important. People have started thinking that corruption has become part of life. The movement really reminds the nation and politicians that corruption is totally wrong,” he said.

“I fully support the movement, but the method I don’t know,” he said after receiving the ‘Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education’ here.

He said corruption takes place in countries like China where there are no “moral ethics”, but in a nation like India the menace should not have any place.

“India is a great country. But some actions like corruption make chelas (Tibetan) feel a little ashamed. Please pay more attention,” he said and asked people to also contribute in eradicating the menace.

To a question that Tibetan youths in India do not have the same love towards their motherland like their counterparts in Tibet, the Dalai Lama said the quest for freedom will be alive in people who see the “difficulties” and face “discrimination” everyday.

In an apparent reference to China, he said “narrow-minded” thinking will never help in resolving any problem.


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