I was reading the book 'Freedom in Exile' for some days now and finally finished it today. Coincidentally, today is his holiness the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday. I enjoyed reading his autobiography which he wrote in a very humble tone as a 'human being' not under any pretence of being a spiritual master.
I pray for his well being for many more years to come, we need him to further spread the message of love and compassion to bring about peace in the world.
I am amazed with the patience and hope he has shown for obtaining a solution for the Tibetans. The incidents and situations he has described in the book about Tibet are very sad. It is very inspiring and heartening to see the spirit of Tibetans to face the tragedy and prepare with lots of patience for a better future.
Just reading him, I got so much of joy and understanding. I hope his teachings brings about positive change throughout the world and most importantly for the Tibetans.
Just a while ago on television, there was an interview of his holiness the Dalai Lama by Barkha Dutt. To one question he answers, coz he has underwent a surgery; he is also a mere mortal with no healing powers. Though for the people he is indeed their guru, master, healer and leader. He has such warmth and an innocent charm, which brings smiles to hundreds of people worldwide.
I suggest you all can also read about him and his teachings. You certainly will feel lighter from within.
Love n peace.