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Hundreds of Faithful Greet Dalai Lama in Mongolia - 2002-11-05

Hundreds of Mongolians greeted the Dalai Lama on his arrival in Mongolia late Monday, with traditional Buddhist chants and prayers. “We believe that the Dalai Lama is the Buddha. I am very happy and excited to be here, “ said Ananda, 19, a young man who traveled from Russia to see the Dalai Lama. Monks prostrated in his path as he walked forward, shielded from the wind by a yellow silk umbrella and a hat. Horns blew, cymbals clanged and drums beat as he made his way toward a private meeting in the monastery. “He is the Buddha of compassion; I feel so strongly; I cry every time, “ said a Tibetan monk who teaches at a monastery in Mongolia.

Some information for this report provided by AP.