The Dalai Lama, the world’s most revered Tibetan spiritual leader,
apologized on Monday to the youngster and his family, and to his
many friends throughout the world, for any harm his actions may have
“His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful
way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident,”
According to a statement issued quoting the Dalai Lama.
A video clip has gone viral of a recent encounter in which the small kid
requested the Dalai Lama “whether he may give him a hug.”
In front of a large crowd and the child’s parents, the Dalai Lama next instructed the kid to “suck his tongue.”
The video has sparked outrage throughout the world.
Nonetheless, supporters of holy monks think His Holiness has a particular connection with the young brains. For him, the children of this generation are the world’s primary protectors and peacekeepers.
“My advice or rather appeal to the children is to focus on reducing this
social disparity. Whether one is a socialist or not, one must think for
the greater good of humanity,” When addressing online earlier at the
Fair Sharing for Children Conference, the Dalai Lama was cited as
According to sympathizers, putting out one’s tongue is a gesture of
respect or agreement in Tibetan culture and was frequently employed
as a welcome.
This practice has a lengthy history. Brad Pitt’s character in the film
‘Seven Years in Tibet’ comes across a swarm of Tibetans who all stick
out their tongues at him at the exact same moment.
The Dalai Lama comforting a young survivor during his November
2011 visit to the tsunami-ravaged region of Sendai in Japan recalls his
saying, “Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is
its most crucial nourishment,” remarked a close aide of the Dalai
Lama, while clarifying misinformation spread on social media.
According to IANS, the traveling the world holy monk is frequently seen blessing expecting moms by placing his hand on their baby bulge.