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    Dalai Lama urges Joe Biden to shape a more peaceful world

    The Dala Lama said, "I wish you every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of the US."

    GUWAHATI: This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Joe Biden to congratulate him on his election as the next president of the United States of America.

    “As you may be aware,” he wrote, “I have long been an admirer of the U.S. as the anchor of liberty, democracy, religious freedom and the rule of law. Humanity places great hope in the democratic vision and leadership of the U.S. as leader of the free world. Particularly in these challenging times, I hope you will be able to contribute to shaping a more peaceful world in which people suffering poverty and injustice find relief. The need to address these issues, as well as climate change, is indeed pressing.

    “May I also commend you for your choice of a woman, Kamala Harris, to be your Vice President.

    “Following my devolution of political authority over matters relating to the cause of Tibet to the elected Tibetan leadership in exile, I have been committed to promoting human values, religious harmony and the principles of non-violence and compassion, which I believe are very much needed in today’s world.

    “I would like to thank you for your support for the Tibetan people, during your time in Congress and the previous administration, as well as for your statement in September this year. It has been the Tibetan people’s good fortune to have received the friendship and encouragement of the American people and their respective Presidents in our endeavour to protect and preserve our ancient Buddhist culture — a culture of peace, non-violence and compassion — that has great potential to benefit humanity as a whole. On their behalf, I take this opportunity to express my gratitude once again.

    “I wish you every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of the United States and in contributing to a more peaceful and harmonious world.”

    His Holiness concluded his letter by offering his prayers and good wishes.

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