During his interaction, which lasted for over an hour, the spiritual leader spoke about religious values, equality amongst humans and various cultural philosophies. Dressed in his signature maroon-and-yellow monk's robes, the Dalai Lama seemed to enjoy interacting with his young audience which queried him on a variety of issues ranging from his spiritual practice to the role of technology and even one on whether he ever wanted to be somebody else.
The Tibetan spiritual leader dipped into the wealth of his experiences in interacting with various personalities and institutions during his travels across the world. The Dalai Lama, who has officially retired from politics to lead the life of a simple monk, often used himself as the subject of his jokes during the talk. "I never felt lonely. Loneliness is entirely a mental creation. I never think that I am special, I am some kind of great person because I am the Dalai Lama. I make it a point to meet everybody because I am also one out of the 7 billion people in the world and have the same emotions," he said in response to a question. (PTI)