The Dalai Lama Ugly Chicks Can't Do My Job ... And I'm Not Kidding

9/23/2015 12:27 PM PDT

The Dalai Lama -- Ugly Chicks Can't Do My Job ... And I'm Not Kidding (VIDEO)

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The Dalai Lama is doubling down on his jaw-dropping comments about a woman eventually stepping into his shoes -- insisting she better be hot if she wants his gig.

TDL was talking to a BBC reporter about an interview he did years and years ago, where he said, "If a female Dalai Lama comes, their face should be very attractive."

Check out the new video -- the BBC reporter is clearly uncomfortable and thinks the Dalai's gotta be joking, but the Buddhist spiritual leader stood his ground ... and, believe it or not, probably made it worse.

The Dalai Lama frequently refers to himself as a feminist. He just has a funny way of showing it.