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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

I consider Gandhi as my teacher'

January 22, 2008

The Times of India
20 Jan 2008

AHMEDABAD: "Our guru was from India and your Lord Shiva from Tibet,"
said Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to a packed auditorium at
Gujarat Vidyapith on Saturday afternoon.

Dalai Lama is in the city for a Tibetan Festival organised by Darpana
Academy and Kanoria Centre for Arts.

Addressing students at the Vidyapith, the Nobel Laureate said: "It is a
great honour for me to be in the institute which was founded by Matama
Gandhi himself.

"I am a follower of Gandhi and a great admirer of his. Though I have
never had the chance to meet Gandhi, in my dreams, I consider him my
teacher in modern times."

Also present at the function were Chancellor Narayanbhai Desai and vice
chancellor Sudarshan Iyengar. The Dalai Lama launched a book by
Mrinalini Sarabhai, 'Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi for Children'.

"In today's time, institutions like the Vidyapith have a very important
role to play since they revive ancient thought and take it forward.
Non-violence has become a political message. Ahimsa was introduced to
the world by India and then exported out to other countries. Meanwhile
it got vanished from here. Revive it, is my request," he said.
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