Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on his 85th anniversary

On July 6, the spiritual leader of the Buddhists, Nobel Laureate 14th Dalai Lama turned 85 years old. First President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates His Holiness on his birthday.

“Your Holiness, with all my heart I congratulate you on your birthday! I am honoured to live on Earth at the same time as you. For me, as for all Buddhists on the planet, it is a great honour to be your follower. We, living at the same time and on the same planet with you, are very lucky: we can see and feel the living embodiment of the Buddha of Compassion.

I am infinitely grateful to you for your invaluable lessons of wisdom, spiritual perfection, and awareness of the true human values: kindness, love, compassion and mercy. Your kindness, mercy and wisdom are the main guiding light in our life.
We pray for your health, longevity and success in your noble deeds. The very fact of your presence in our lives makes millions of people on earth happy and more inspired!
You work tirelessly for the benefit of all the inhabitants of the Earth, regardless of their religion and colour. Purity of thoughts and love for all living things speak of you as a peacemaker and a true embodiment of Buddha. I wish you happiness and prosperity, health and long life, dear Teacher! Om Mani Padme Hum!"