The religious head of the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama, has been associated with a slight inflammation of the lungs in a hospital in New Delhi. His Secretary, Tseten Chhoekyapa, confirmed reports on appropriate media.

The Dalai Lama came Tuesday to the hospital in the Indian capital, will be able to leave soon. The 83-Year-old is well off, due to his high age, he had to be careful, though, said Chhoekyapa.

After three days of performances last week in New Delhi, the Dalai Lama had returned recently to his exile seat in Dharamsala in the North, but back on Tuesday to New Delhi for our flight home, due to a cold in the Hospital to investigate. He’ll stay in the clinic, initially under observation, said Chhoekyapa.

Since his escape from Chinese rule of Tibet 60 years ago, the Dalai Lama lives in exile in India. At the event in New Delhi, on the social, emotional, and ethical education, had spoken to the religious leaders, according to a report by the Indian news Agency PTI also about his age and his re-birth, the Tibetans believe.

“If I live another 10, 15 years will change the political situation in China,” said the Dalai Lama. “But if I die in the next few years, will demonstrate the Chinese government that the new birth must take place in China.” He expressed his concern that at the end of the Communist government, his successor will be chosen, so that this would then be loyal to Beijing.

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