Essay On The Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama Ava Nayar Religion Task Mrs Kimble Introduction The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple monk, yet is perceived as the spiritual leader of tibet. Tibet is located to the south-west of China, also bordering India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. The Dalai Lama was situated in strict seclusion in Tibet from the time he was two years old, only communicating with his immediate family and treated as a virtual prisoner. Tibetans believed without the Dalai Lama, there would be no Tibet. In 1959, the Dalai Lama escaped to India in exile. In 1989, the Dalai Lama won the Noble Peace Prize and reached worldwide fame. His envoy of compassion and aura, draw society in and has attracted significant figures, including Barack Obama, Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela and many more. The Dalai Lama is not only popular for his escape nor books, but for the leadership role he has partaken in society and his participation in Buddhist practices and through the years has taught global peace, happiness, political and environmental concerns. Biography of The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama was born in Takster, Amdo, northeastern Tibet on 6th of July, 1935. His birth name is Lhamo Dobdrub. Lhamo Dondrub was born into a farming family, in which grew, potatoes, buckwheat, potatoes and raised sheep on their farm. The Dalai Lama had four brothers and two sisters, his mother was described as the kindest person yet his father was perceived as ‘quick tempered’. The Dalai Lama now lives in McLeod Ganji in India and is now 82 years of age. “Dalai” means “ocean” and “Lama” means “teacher or wise person” so therefore Dalai Lama means “ocean of wisdom”. The Dalai Lama was found at the age of two and as soon as he was five years old enrol... ... middle of paper ... ...r example the conduct, yet there are none whatsoever between a non religious Australian lifestyle and buddhist. non-religious Australians would not dedicate their life on any religion or faith and they base their daily life on what ever they believe is important to them. The Dalai Lama is deeply associated in his religion and revolves all his daily tasks to buddhist practices. Conclusion To conclude, the Dalai Lama is a significant figure of society and has changed the world we live in. His bright and positive persona, encourages the world to live in peace and unity. He is the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and is very important to the Tibetan people and the believers of Buddhism. He teaches, compassion, happiness and faith. The buddhist teaching of the 4 noble truths, the eightfold path, the conduct and meditation which shape the lifestyle of the Dalai Lama.
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