Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 23 November 2016 – Before leaving for the airport this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with about 50 members of the media at his guest house. He told them he was happy with the way his ninth visit to Mongolia had gone, and that he considered it to have been a meaningful success.
“Wherever I go,” he remarked, ”I always stress that I am just one among the seven billion human beings on this planet. We all seek happiness and do not want suffering. I consider it part of my responsibility to try and promote the human values that are a true source of happiness, keeping in mind the oneness of humanity.
As for Tibet and Mongolia, we have had close relations for well over 1000 years—even before Buddhism was introduced in our two countries, I am sure we responded to each other like neighbours. The Tibetan and Mongolian peoples are like twin brothers and sisters. We have the blue birthmark on our behinds in common.