Dalai Lama says he will serve as 'pure spiritual leader'
Tokyo, Apr 30: The Dalai Lama has said that he would serve as a "pure spiritual leader" after handing over his "legitimate political authority" to Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected Prime Minister of Tibet's government-in-exile.
"I have now decided to hand over all my legitimate political authority to the elected political leadership," the Tibetan spiritual leader said here yesterday after presiding over prayers for victims of Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami at a Buddhist temple. "That does not mean I resign from (being the) Dalai Lama," he was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency. "I made clear the Dalai Lama institution should be (that of a) pure spiritual leader, spiritual institution."
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