“I am not the [true reincarnation] same being of previous Dalai Lama”
"But, if you ask me, am I Dalai Lama? I will say yes"
"not necessarily accepted I am same being of the previous Dalai Lamas"
"I never said that, I don't believe that, my spiritual qualification compared to previous Dalai Lama, my case is much much worse!"Full interview here: