Dharamshala, November 29 | Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday played down the debate over his successor, saying it was too early to discuss it.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner was addressing them on the last day of the three-day 14th Tibetan Religious Conference, where a resolution on reincarnation was earlier adopted.
The 14th Dalai Lama himself has said in the past that it is not necessary that the tradition should continue. While China has been insisting that the tradition of reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should continue, many Tibetans are opposed to Beijing’s apparent attempt to impose a successor.
At the conference held at the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) headquarters in this Himachal Pradesh town, the Dalai Lama said monasteries must focus more on studies. Chanting mantras only is not enough. Knowledge and education should be the base, he said.