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Karmapa Lama says he hopes to get back to Tibet

March 2, 2010

Press Trust of India (PTI)
February 26, 2010

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (PTI) -- The 17th
Karmapa Lama, spiritual head of the Kagyu
tradition of Tibetan Buddhism who fled to India
in 1999, today said he hoped to return to Tibet one day.

"I am young. And the world is changing day by
day. I hope I will be able to return to Tibet
some day," he told reporters at Saigramam at Thonnakkal near here.

The Karmapa Lama, here to consecrate a statue of
Lord Buddha, said India and China had a strong
and long-standing relationship. Tibet as a region
also had strong connections with India, dating back to thousands of years.

He said the presence of Tibetans led by the Dalai
Lama in India was not for political purposes, but
for the benefit of all Tibetans and the world in general
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