Dalai Lama: Chinese Agents Trained To Assassinate His Holiness With Poison
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, revealed that informants had conveyed information pertaining to a Chinese plot in which female agents had been trained to poison him while seeking his blessings.
The 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan Buddhist leader resides in his temple palace grounds, located in the Himalayan foothills in Dharamsala. His compound is kept under tight security as the widely revered spiritual leader has potent enemies in China.
Gyatso stated during an exclusive interview with The Telegraph:
“We received some sort of information from Tibet. Some Chinese agents training some Tibetans, especially women, you see, using poison – the hair poisoned, and the scarf poisoned – they were supposed to seek blessing from me, and my hand touch.”
Aides of the Dalai Lama were unable to confirm the reports of a Chinese assassination plot.
The Dalai Lama is scheduled to be awarded the world’s largest annual monetary award for someone who has contributed to the advancement of the world’s spiritual understanding. He has decided to pass the $1.7 million award, which he will receive in a ceremony on May 14th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, onto a secret recipient. The recipient of his generosity will be disclosed as the event is broadcast live over the internet.
The Tibetan spiritual leader fled Tibet in 1959, alongside many of his supporters, and took refuge in India as Chinese soldiers took control of Lhasa. The Tibetan government is currently in exile and based in India. They are not recognized by any country. NDTV reported that he believes China will eventually adopt democratic reforms within his lifetime.