"Both inside and outside (Tibet), the older generation may go away, but the newer generations carry the same spirit. Sometimes it's even stronger. So after my death a younger generation will come up," he added. Expressing his concern over the possibility of greater violence after his death, the Dalai Lama said: "As long as I am alive, I am fully committed to amity between Tibetans and Chinese. Otherwise there's no use." "More importantly, the Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage can eventually help bring some deeper values to the millions of Chinese youth who are lost in a (moral) vacuum. After all, China is traditionally a Buddhist country," he added.
Urging Chinese premier Wen Jiabao and President Hu Jintao to seek truth from facts, he said: "I would also ask Jiabao to please prove his recent accusations that the Dalai Lama has instigated the unrest in Tibet."
The Dalai Lama also said that Chinese authorities were trying to control the unrest by shutting down cell phones, digital photography, and e-mail services.
"But it is very difficult to control everything," he said.