'Once someone told me about building a Buddha statue. I told him a Buddha statue does not speak. Instead of a statue, print more books, that is more important,' the Dalai Lama said, speaking here as part of a Goa government-sponsored lecture series.
The spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, the Dalai Lama runs the Tibetan government-in-exile from India after fleeing his homeland in 1959. It is not recognised by any country.