He went in complaining of abdominal pains. All His Holiness needs is “a good rest”, say doctors.
Meindert Gorter, a critic of the ban on devotion to Dorje Shugden — and therefore not a fan of the Dalai Lama — ponders the DL’s return to Tibet:
So, back in Tibet, the only role left for him would be a religious one. He could be the humble monk he has always claimed to be, but does he really have it in him? Or is he harbouring ambitions to become the religious leader he never was, in spite of all the naive parroting of him being a ‘temporal and spiritual leader’? Why else can he be so zealously devoted to uniting the lineages? I can’t think of another reason why he’s profiling himself as a religious chief than to create the possibility of his return to Tibet as Dalai Lama.
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