''I am in no position at all to tell Tibetan protesters living under Chinese rule to do this or not do that," he said. The spiritual leader's recent statement was flashed by the media worldwide following which one of his aides clarified his comments. ''If the Tibetans were to choose the path of violence he would have to resign because he is completely committed to nonviolence,'' his aide Tenzin Takhla said. However, the Dalai Lama would resign as the political leader and head of state, but not as the Dalai Lama. He will always be the Dalai Lama, he added.