Dalai Lama Fears Shark Attack

    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 25:  His Holiness the Dalai Lama answers questions during a press conference following his participation in a panel discussion at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall on April 25, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates ends today following three days of events.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Being reincarnated as a shark is one thing—being eaten by one is another. “Long flights, those I really feared, but now I’m used to them,” Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, revealed in a new profile in The Telegraph. “The fear now is that I never learnt to swim so if the plane crashes on water, I would immediately go deep under the sea and be enjoyed by a shark.” The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and until recently head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, the Dalai Lama has continued to be a gadfly to the Chinese government since being driven out of his home country in 1959. A Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama lives in a temple palace in Dharamsala, India, near the foothills of the Himalayas.

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