On this special occasion of HH The Dalai Lama’s 85th Birthday, HH has asked all his devotees to recite the six syllable mantra (OM MANI PADME HUNG) for his longevity. HH is is reincarnation of Avaloketesvara and hence, if we recite the mantra, it will enhance HH’s longevity. In His message to the devotees, HH asks to visualise Him as one and the same thing (inseperable) as Avaloketesvara and then recite the mantra. It will help to create merit for oneself and also help to prolong HH’s life. Everyone should make the effort to recite at least 1000 times.