Posted on: July 9, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


After receiving the sad news of the passing of former Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzō, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has sent a letter of condolence to Mr. Abe Shinzō’s wife and family.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mr. Abe Shinzō at the time of Prime Minister of Japan

In a letter to Ms. Abe Akie, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his infinite sorrow and deep condolences for the loss of his family and the country of Japan; he wrote:

“I am very sad to hear that my friend, former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has passed away following a gun attack this morning. I pray for him and offer my condolences to her and her family members.

As you well know, her late husband was a faithful friend of the Tibetan people. I greatly appreciate this friendship and your support for our efforts to preserve our rich Buddhist cultural identity and heritage.”

At the end of the letter, His Holiness the Dalai Lama commented: “Former Prime Minister Abe really lived a meaningful life taking care of others.”

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō during meditation practice

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō during meditation practice

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