Lama states it was a joke; And genuinely apologetic for answering woman successor should be charming.
Preeminent Dalai Lama holds an apology for male chauvinist remarks delivered past month that triggered an immense disagreement. Chatting to a British broadcaster, The Lama had told if his replacement were to be a lady, she has to be “attractive”.
“If a female Dalai Lama happens, she should be more charming,” the Dalai Lama said the BBC while giggles.
Soon, his department has declared an apology stating the Tibetan spiritual master was “deeply sorry” for his remark and that entire his life, the Lama has stayed opposite the dehumanization of women.
“In responding to a question about whether his own reincarnation could be a woman, and suggesting that if she were she should be attractive, His Holiness genuinely meant no offense. He is deeply sorry that people have been hurt by what he said and offers his sincere apologies,” the report stated, continuing that the remark was intended to be a pun.
The comment that the Dalai Lama said: “has a keen sense of the contradictions between the materialistic, globalized world he encounters on his travels and the complex, more esoteric ideas about reincarnation that are at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist tradition”.
“However, it sometimes happens that off the cuff remarks, which might be amusing in one cultural context, lose their humour in translation when brought into another. He regrets any offense that may have been given.”
The declaration also asked another uncertain viewpoint of the Dalai Lama’s discussion with the BBC. In the discussion, the Dalai Lama had proposed that while European nations should affirm on refugees, the immigrants should eventually rebound to home.
The declaration from his province showed that the Lama’s remarks on newcomers may have been misunderstood. “He certainly appreciates that many of those who leave their countries may not wish or be able to return,” the announcement declared.