Dalai Lama

Who is Dalai Lama?
Dalai Lama is an exceedingly upturned spiritual official in Tibetan Buddhism.

Dalai Lama is a high lama founded by Tsongkhapa. He always put on a huge yellow hat. The name is the mixture of the Sino-Mongolain word dalai, meaning “vast sea” and the Tibetan word bla-ma, meaning “guru” or “mentor”. Dalai Lama itself means “Ocean of Wisdom”. Dalai Lama is literally known as everyone’s genial great uncle. He is also called as “God” or a “living Buddha”.

In concise, Dalai Lama is the highest ranking Lama means spiritual master. Since the 17th century, the Dalai Lama has been considered as an iconic figure that represents boundless compassion. Until now, they are the one who has been the political and spiritual leader of Tibet. The role of Dalai Lama symbolizes many layers that can be understood psychologically, physically, mythologically, historically, culturally and spiritually.

It is not easy to define Dalai Lama. There are 14 Dalai Lamas in the history of Buddhism. According to Buddhist belief, the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is a reincarnation of a past lama who decided to be reborn again to continue his important work, instead of moving on from the wheel of life. A person who decides to be continually reborn is known as tulku.

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