Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai
Lama on Saturday said he would re-evaluate when he is about 90
whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or
not and termed China`s efforts to meddle in the matter as
"When I am about 90, I will consult high Lamas of Tibetan
Buddhist traditions, the Tibetan public and others concerned
and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama
should continue or not," the spiritual leader said.
"If it is decided the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama
should continue and there is a need for the 15th Dalai Lama to
be recognised, responsibility for doing so will primarily rest
on concerned officers of the Dalai Lama`s Gaden Phodrang
Trust," he said.
"Officers of the Trust should consult various heads of
Tibetan Buddhist traditions and reliable oath-bound Dharma
Protectors who are linked inseparably to the lineage of the
Dalai Lamas and seek direction from those concerned and carry
out procedures of search in accordance with past tradition.
"I shall leave clear written instructions about this,"
said the 76-year-old Dalai Lama, who relinquished political
role in May this year, in a 4000-word statement, officially
released by the Tibetan Central Administration.
In the statement, the Tibetan spiritual leader termed
China`s efforts to meddle in the system of reincarnation of
the Dalai Lamas and Panchem Lamas as inappropriate.