The 83-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk returned to his home in Dharamsala, in the Indian Himalayas, from a meeting with youth leaders in New Delhi when he felt "some discomfort," his private secretary Tenzin Taklha told CNN.
"He was brought to Delhi for check up. The doctors said he had some sort of a chest infection. He is fine and stable.
Ever since, the Dalai Lama – who is revered as a living god by millions of Tibetan Buddhists – has made India his home. India officially calls him "(our) most esteemed and honored guest."
From his base in India, the Dalai Lama traveled the globe, becoming an icon, culturally as well as religiously. Last year, however, he decided to cut his busy schedule, citing the citing age and exhaustion.
It is unclear who will succeed him when he dies, how that person will be picked or whether there will even be another Dalai Lama. [1
Asked in a recent interview, what could happen after his death, the Dalai Lama expected a possible Peking attempt to foil the successor to the Tibetan Buddhists.
"In the future, in case you see two Dalai Lamas come, one from here, in a free country, one is chosen by Chinese, and then nobody will trust, nobody will respect (the one chosen by China) , "he said. "
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in March that" the reincarnation of the living Buddhas including the Dalai Lama must comply with Chinese laws and regulations and follow religious rituals and historical conventions. "