The dalai lama
The Dalai Lama is the highest spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhist monks. According to Tibetan belief, the Dalai Lama is the incarnation of the Buddha himself. The Dalai Lama is not only the religious and spiritual head of Tibet, he is also the president of Tibetan rule and a person of royal status. In this episode we will know about the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s highest spiritual religious and political guru. The talk of brides is going to be very informative. So look at the whole thing.
Tibetan Buddhist religion
The main Tibetan Buddhist religion, the Guru, was introduced as the Dalai Lama. The word Dalai in Mongolian means the sea and the Lama word in Sanskrit means a guru or a spiritual teacher. Then the word Dalai Lama means a teacher whose knowledge or spirituality is as deep as the ocean. Besides, since the KO was elected as the Dalai Lama, the word gyatso has been associated with his name. The name of the current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. Earlier, the name of the Dalai Lama was thubten gyatso. The word gyatso in Tibetan also means sea. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The word Lassa means land of god or the home of the gods.
The luxurious Potala Palace, located in this city, has traditionally been used as a residence for the Dalai Lama. Tibetans have unconditional devotion and loyalty to the Dalai Lama. Even at one time, from the dry shit of the Dalai Lama, medicines were made for sick Tibetans. Before the Tibetans, for their safety, always kept pictures of the Dalai Lama with them. Since 1996, the Chinese government has banned photographs of the Dalai Lama.
First Buddhist preaching
In the past, Tibetans followed a religion called Bon. The first Buddhist preaching began in Tibet in the fifth century. Trisong Detsen, king of Tibet, became interested in Buddhism in the eighth century. Give it status as a Rajadharma. At the king’s invitation, monks from China and India began to propagate Buddhism in Tibet under royal patronage. Then the priests and followers of the Bon religion of Tibet became greatly enraged. At one point the civil war began in Tibet. As a result of this war, Tibet broke down and became a small kingdom. In addition, Buddhism spread widely in Tibet. Early in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism, many Buddhist temples were built in Lhasa.
At that time the ruling power of the region fell into the hands of the highest Buddhist monks or chief lamas. Later, Tibet joined the Yuan dynasty. After being incorporated, in 1577, the then Chief Lama Sonam Gyatso, with the invitation of Yuan Emperor Altan Khan, visited his royal court. Altan Khan was then fascinated by Sonam Gyatso’s spiritual knowledge, giving him the title Dalai Lama. In addition to receiving the title of the Dalai Lama, the ruling power of Tibet is also conferred upon the Dalai Lama.
Finds new Dalai Lama
According to the Tibetan Buddhist belief, even if a Dalai Lama dies, they are reborn. So far, there have been 14 Dalai Lamas in the history of Tibet. With the death of a Dalai Lama, the Tibetan chief Lama, led by Tibet’s second chief spiritual teacher, panchen lama, finds a new baby Dalai Lama. After the death of the Dalai Lama, one of the major Lamas, the dream signaled the discovery of a new Dalai Lama. If no one is ever instructed in the dream of the main lama, the lame follows the Smoke’s path that emitted during the Funeral of the previous Dalai Lama. The lamas then follow the Smoke, selecting the newly born baby Dalai Lama.
Even if the infant cannot find the Dalai Lama, all the other Lamas meditate on a lake called Lhamo La-tso, about 17,500 feet high. After the death of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1935, the other Dalai Lamas spent 4 years meditating on finding the current Dalai Lama tenzin gyatso. After 4 years, the Lamas find out about the Dalai Lama, and find him. After the child finds the Dalai Lama, he is presented with some other items of the previous Dalai Lama, among other things. If that child can pick up certain items used in the previous Dalai Lama, then he or she is considered the next Dalai Lama.
14th Dalai Lama
Currently the 14th Dalai Lama’s real name is Lhamo Thondup. He was born on July 6, 1935, in the village of Taktser in northeast Tibet. His parents worked in agriculture. He had two other brothers. At a very early age he was known as the Dalai Lama. On February 2, 1940, at the age of just 4 years 7 months, he received the reign of Lhasa. After being elected to the Dalai Lama, he was named Tenzin Gyatso. Under the Lamas in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, the current Dalai Lama’s education career began at the age of 6. In 1959, he completed the highest education in Buddhist philosophy. Although he claims to be an ordinary Buddhist monk, he is one of the top influential figures in the present world.
His followers think he is a Bodhisattvas. A Buddha enlightened in the light of compassion. This Buddhist monk, a messenger of peace and tolerance, is the embodiment of Tibet’s independence movement. By controlling the region, the Chinese invaded peace Tibetans several times. The Chinese looted Tibet’s wealth and destroyed many of Lhasa’s temples. Then in 1950, China occupied the whole of Tibet. In 1954, the Dalai Lama met with Chinese leader Mao Zedong to defend Tibet’s autonomy. Although the Chinese call them separatists, he claims he only wants autonomy to sustain religion.