Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates the 14th Dalai Lama

Your Holiness! I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your birthday! For me, as for a Buddhist, it is a great honour and joy to live with you on our planet.

On this day, which is greatly important for all followers of the Buddhist teachings, we are grateful and thankful to you for giving us invaluable lessons in spiritual improvement and realizing the true human values ​​-- goodness, love and compassion.

For many years you have tirelessly worked for the benefit of all people of the Earth. Purity of your thoughts and your desire to help everyone clearly shows you as the spiritual leader of all Buddhists, the peacemaker and the true incarnation of the Buddha.
Your boundless kindness, mercy and wisdom are the bright guiding star in our earthly life.

I tirelessly pray for your health and longevity!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov,
President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)