Watch video: Dalai Lama tugs Ramdev’s beard at World Peace and Harmony Conclave

The ongoing standoff between India and Pakistan at Doklam also figured during the speeches at the event. While Dalai Lama called for peace, Ramdev said India should answer China's transgressions in the "language of war."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2017 4:09 pm
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At the World Peace and Harmony Conclave in Mumbai on Sunday, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and yoga guru Ramdev shared a light moment on stage during a serious discussion on world peace.

After Dalai Lama finished speech, Ramdev rushed towards him and touched his feet. The Tibetan leader blessed Ramdev and got playful with his beard, tugging it for some time as the audience broke into an applause.

While at one point it seemed that the His Holiness was in no mood of letting go of Ramdev’s beard, but the Yoga guru took it sportingly and did not mind. Dalai Lama then gently poked at Ramdev’s midriff to which he responded by flexing his abdomen muscles in his own trademark style.

The ongoing standoff between India and Pakistan at Doklam also figured during the speeches at the event. While Dalai Lama called for peace, Ramdev said India should answer China’s transgressions in the “language of war.”

“Fear creates irritation, irritation creates anger, anger creates violence,” Dalai Lama said.

While Ramdev boldly called for a tit-for-tat reaction from India. Ramdev said, “We talk in the language of yoga but the one who doesn’t get it must be answered in language of war.” He went on to add that China has retaliated with a threat every time India has approached them with peaceful agreements. He even urged Indians to boycott Chinese goods and products in the country in order to reduce their market share and strike a blow to the Chinese trade.

Ramdev also expressed his thoughts on the Babri mosque controversy saying that the matter should be resolved peacefully.

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    Yogesh Sharma
    Aug 14, 2017 at 10:32 am
    The standoff is b/w India China not in b/w India Pakistan , do rectify this.
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      Re
      Aug 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm
      Feku gang bunch of fools. kamdev loves to wear salwar kameez and he also laughs like a woman.
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        Anamik.
        Aug 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm
        Nehru, Modi, All are political liars, the United States since last year after the rate hike, leading to a large number of Indian foreign exchange flows to the United States, India is now only 300 billion US dollars foreign exchange, Modi economic reform failed to the big Depression, and then Modi shameless change of the international common GDP parameters to deceive the Indian people (if no change the parameters, India's GDP grew only 5.2 percent), Modi deliberately transferred to the failure of reform, transfer India's opposition party caveat of taking 1.25 billion people in India's live, Provoke India and China may to war, Modi is India's greatest scourge,is The sinner of history is bound to be abandoned by the people
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          anamik
          Aug 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm
          RELIGION DOESNT EXIST,, ALL IS MYTHOLOGY FROM MADE SNANA CHADDI TO GOATS IN SPACE,, TO ANGELS TO BUDDHA NIRVANA,, ONLY PRINCIPLES ARE GOOD,,CREATOR IS ONE AND HUMAN RACE IS ONE WITH MANY DIVERSITY, AND DALAI, LAMA SHOULD NOT LOSE RESPECT BY ACTING JOKINGLY AS A JOKER,,
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            autonomous
            Aug 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm
            ATHEIST are the real minorities inside INDIA who needed special status. Atheism practising countries are prosperous and unite living peacefully its a FACT.
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            Wangu
            Aug 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm
            ongoing standoff between India and Pakistan
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              Wangu
              Aug 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm
              ongoing standoff between India and Pakistan?? It is China not Pak
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                Lalit
                Aug 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm
                Opening lines....The on going standoff between India and Pakistan in Doklam....Is the author of this report on weeds?
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                  sri.s
                  Aug 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm
                  A very well known hindu yogi touching the feet of a buddhist sadhu asking for blessing. That is my friend Hindu[Indic] tradition. And that is not 'tolerance' but it is coexistence with equal respect. Show me that in any other country then lecture us Indians about 'religious' harmony etc. Abrahmic religions talk about 'tolerance' too much because they don't accept others as equals but 'tolerate' due to political compulsion. The moment they turn majority only three options for you 1) pay religious tax 2)convert or 3) die. For Islam 'tolerance' is 'taqiyya'.
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