NEW DELHI, India (CNN) — Cloaked in a traditional flowing red and saffron Tibetan robe the Dalai Lama took a deep breath as he began to express his gratitude to the country that took him in as a refugee 50 years ago.
“Naturally, sometimes (a) little disagreement may come but (it) doesn’t matter because there is basic trust,” the Dalai Lama said. “And spiritually we consider Indians our guru, our teacher, because we are Buddhists. Buddhism comes from India. So therefore spiritually we are very close to this country. ”
Indian caste system’s an impediment to the country. Secular country like Vietnam seems to be doing better, because it doesn’t have many religious fictions that torn the country apart.