We are Waiting for the Dalai Lama to Come Back: Chinese Buddhists

November 7th 2006

Miyajima, Japan, 6 Nov 2006 (Tsering Tsomo)
Buddhist devotees from China said Monday that many Chinese want the Dalai Lama to come back to Tibet. 'Tibet is his home and he should be where he rightfully belongs', a 54-yr-old Chinese man from Beijing said requesting anonymity.

He is among a group of Chinese devotees attending the Dalai Lama's teachings at Daishoin Temple in Miyajima Island.

'We are waiting for him to come back. It is not only the Tibetans but also millions of Chinese Buddhists who want to get his blessings and hear his teachings,' the man's 35-yr-old wife said in an interview with the exile Tibetan journalists at Daishoin. She is attending the Dalai Lama's teachings for the first time but her husband has attended twice in the past.

The complete ban on religious books authored by the Dalai Lama has compelled many Buddhists in China to engage in underground activities so that they can have access to his teachings. 'Everything is done surreptitiously. We buy his books during overseas tour; print them clandestinely and distribute among Chinese Buddhists who really wants to see the Dalai Lama,' a 34-yr-old woman said showing an old photograph of the Dalai Lama, which she says she carries daily in her purse. She said
 

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