“The Dalai Lama has apologized after a video emerged showing the spiritual leader kissing a child on the lips and then asking him to “suck my tongue” at an event in northern India.
In a statement Monday, the office for the Dalai Lama said he wishes to apologize to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused, adding he regrets the incident.”
“Dalai Lama” is not a proper name, it’s a title given by Tibetan Buddhists to the spiritual leader of the “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who lives as a refugee in India.
The “Pope” of Tibetan Buddhism is universally admired; Buddhism in general and the Dalai Lama in particular have a well-earned reputation for achieving change and enlightenment through peaceful means.
This despicable incident exposes the truth that the 87-year-old Gyatso needs to retire, he’s been in power too long and evidentially he believes that he can get away with inappropriate and despicable behavior.
The Office of the Dalai Lama issued an “apology”:
“His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras.”
An octogenarian kissing a young boy on the mouth and asking him to suck his tongue isn’t “innocent and playful behavior” it’s indecent and depraved behavior, that’s nothing short of child sexual abuse.
The crowd that witnessed this scandalous and disgusting episode reacted with laughter. A more natural reaction would have been to pick up stones and stoning the degenerate spiritual leader.