“I am nearly 90 now but I don’t feel unhealthy” Dalai Lama on his 89th birthday

H H The 14th Dalai Lama turned 89 years old today. On his birthday message to the world from New York USA (where he is recovering after a knee surgery) has said that he is nearing 90 years of age but not unhealthy.

The text of the message issued here today by the office of His holiness said,” I would like to thank all my fellow Tibetans in and outside Tibet for your prayers on my birthday.” The Dalai Lama further said ,” I feel a little physical discomfort but that is inevitable, isn’t it, due to the ageing process. Basically, I am doing very well. So, please relax and be at ease.”

In the conclusion of the message The Dalai lama said, “I am determined to continue my service to the teaching; I am resolved to do so with all my heart. I wish to urge all Tibetans, wherever you are, to please keep making your prayers for me on my Birthday Celebration. Please do your best. That’s all.”

The Dalai Lama underwent successful knee replacement surgery on Friday, June 28, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the USA and was discharged on the morning of Saturday, June 29.

Dalai Lama said that

Today, Tibetans inside and outside of Tibet are celebrating my birthday with much joy and festivity. All Tibetans and people in the Himalayan regions also pray for me as well. I wish to say, “Thank you,everyone.” I would like to thank all my fellow Tibetans in and outside Tibet for your prayers on my birthday.’

I wish to ask everyone, especially the fellow Tibetans inside Tibet, to feel at ease and be relaxed. I feel a little physical discomfort but that is inevitable, isn’t it, due to the ageing process. Basically, I am doing very well. So, please relax and be at ease.

I had surgery on my knee, which has given me some problems. However, I am recovering and have no problem at all now. So, please be happy and feel at ease.

Until now, with the title of the Dalai Lama, I have made a contribution, to a certain extent, to people in and outside of Tibet and many parts of the world, and most importantly, with regard to the Buddha’s teaching. Still, I am determined to continue my service to the teaching

Thank you.

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