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Dalai Lama: No Hurry To Appoint Successor

Jul 9, 2010 8:23:04 AM- huffingtonpost.com
NDTV in Dharmasala, India, at the Dalai Lama's monastery, before an audience of followers and tourists, Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

Q: "How do you manage to stay so young-hearted?"
A: "According to the latest scientific findings, the healthy mind is very important for a healthy body ... I think in my own case, comparatively, my mental state might be, whenever I hurt, or face some problem, firstly, I always look in a holistic way, and that is very helpful to reduce mental anxiety."

Q: "Do you always internally feel as positive as you appear, or do you feel the need to appear more positive than you feel for the sake of the millions who follow you everywhere?"
A: "

"Occasionally, sometimes, I burst!"
"You get angry?"
"Oh, yes, yes! ... If you ask some silly question repeatedly, then I may lose my temper!"

"When you get angry, how do you control it?"
"I just express, then finish. Nothing. There's sometimes a more serious sort of anger, then sometimes I try to separate myself from anger, then watch, 'What's anger?', that emotion. Then immediately, the strength of the anger diminishes."

See the full interview below:

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