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Dalai Lama

by Rodney from Raleigh

This is about the great Tibetan Buddhist who did a lot for his people and helped his people. He also is the 14th of his kind and he is now 70 years of age. "Dalai Lama is a Mongolian title meaning "Ocean of Wisdom" and the Dalai Lamas are manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Buddhist are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth to serve humanity." He was one of the main leaders of his governemnt and was not afraid to step up to others and speak his mind to the one who was against his people.

He who I am talking about is Dalai Lama. He was born June 6, 1935 in Knor, Tibet. His real name is Lahama Thondup. He got a degree in Geshe Lharampa(doctorate of Buddhist philosophy) when he was 25. Dalai Lama also had full power as head of state and government when Tibet was threatened by the might of China. Dalai Lama and 80,000 Tibetans traveled over the Himalayas to India establishing the Tibetan government in exile in the town of Dharamsla.

Dalai Lama also is known as the god on earth. Dalai Lama made a great change in people in the Tibetian area. When Dalai Lama was just a little boy he was recognized as the next Dalai Lama at the age of 2. For him to be labeled as the next Dalai Lama he was put through a test every time he was told to do something. When he was 19 he was talking to the Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung about the Chinese not taking over the Tibetan area but it did not work. They were starting to be invaded by the Chinese in the 1950's. Dalai Lama didn't like it so he stood and protested against the Chinese and got his people to stand with him and it worked. He stopped the Chinese and freed the Tibetan people.

The type of hero that Dalai Lama is, is a "survivor hero." He helped his people stand against a nation that is a lot stronger than his small area was and through the praying that he did and his talking to the Chinese leader, he helped his people gain trust and confidence to stand up for themselves and where they live. He also showed people how to believe in what they believe and not to let anyone tell them different.

The Tibetian Buddhist, Dalai Lama
The Tibetian Buddhist, Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama is the known as the God on the Earth. He is a good man who helps people with their problems and he tells his people to believe in what they think. Dalai Lama also tells the people of Tibet to stand up for their country, even if the country that is trying to take it over is a bigger country than they are.

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Last edited 3/26/2006 12:00:00 AM

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