The purpose of a female successor, Lama gave two reasons saying," females are biologically more sensitive about others' pain than males". And the other advantage is she would be a lot more attractive than him, he said amid peels of laughter.
While giving an assessment of himself, the 75-year-old pontiff joked, "I am certainly not the best Dalai Lama of the 14, and certainly not the worst. But I am a popular Dalai Lama."
Referring to his own plight at the hands of the Chinese, he said, "At 16, I lost my freedom, at the age of 24 I lost my own country. Now, at 75, what I learned is the power of talk. In the spirit of dialogue, you can't have one side that is defeated and one side win. Open your hearts; consider others."