Dalai Lama in suck my tongue controvesy, apologises to boy, his family
Dalai Lama in suck my tongue controvesy, apologises to boy, his family

CHANDIGARH: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama has reportedly been caught on video, kissing a young boy on the lips at a Buddhist event and telling him to "suck my tongue". This has generateda flutter, even prompting outrage, on the social media and micro blogging sites, raising question marks. For some, this is akin to paedophilia. However, his followers and sympathizers the elderly Buddhist monk was "joking around" with the boy. However, victims of child sexual abuse argue that being sexualised by a powerful adult is serious matter.Last week, student musicians from various schools made the long life prayer offering to the Dalai Lama, singing and playing traditional instruments at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala.

Dalai Lama, on Monday apologised to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his action may have caused.

"His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident," an official statement quoting the Dalai Lama said.

But sympathizers of the holy monk's believe His Holiness shares a special bond with the young minds. For him, the children of this generation are the main protector of the world, a conveyor of peace.

"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," the Dalai Lama was quoted as saying while speaking virtually recently at the Fair Share for Children Summit.

His Holiness comforting a young survivor during his visit to the tsunami devastated region of Sendai in Japan in November 2011 reminds his saying, "since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment", remarked a close aide of the Dalai Lama, while clarifying regarding mis-information spread on the social media.

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