According to Melbourne's Herald-Sun, the Dalai Lama was pleased with his new likeness in Madame Tussaud's in Sydney, Australia.

When asked for his reaction, the Buddhist holy man said, "The only difference is this (pointing to himself) can speak, and this (pointing to the wax figure) cannot."

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  • The Dalai Lama Visits Madame Tussauds

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14: In this handout photo provided by Madame Tussauds, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Madame Tussauds and poses with a wax figure of himself, on June 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Dalai Lama said in a television interview last night, that his '...main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.'

  • The Dalai Lama Visits Madame Tussauds

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14: In this handout photo provided by Madame Tussauds, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Madame Tussauds and poses with a wax figure of himself, on June 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Dalai Lama said in a television interview last night, that his '...main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.'

  • The Dalai Lama Visits Madame Tussauds

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14: In this handout photo provided by Madame Tussauds, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Madame Tussauds and poses with a wax figure of himself, on June 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Dalai Lama said in a television interview last night, that his '...main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.'

  • Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax fi

    Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax figure their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (3/L) during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax fi

    Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax figure their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (2/R) during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals before decidingto visit Madame Tussaud's. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) insp

    Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) inspects a wax figure his spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals before deciding to visit Madame Tussaud's. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) insp

    Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) inspects a wax figure his spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals before deciding to visit Madame Tussaud's. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax fi

    Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax figure their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (3/R) during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax fi

    Gyuto Monks of Tibet poses with a wax figure their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (3/L) during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) insp

    Gen Lama, a Gyuto Monk of Tibet (R) inspects a wax figure his spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), during a visit to Madame Tussaud's in Sydney on April, 23, 2012. The monks were visiting WILD LIFE Sydney, an inner-city wildlife park, to give a blessing the Australian animals before deciding to visit Madame Tussaud's. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)