Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Over the past few decades, there have been many political problems in Tibet. This can be attributed to the ongoing problem between Tibet and China. Tibet had previously, for many years, been faced with occupation by the forces of the People's Republic of China in their land. This was very alarming to many people, including the highly respected Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Dalai Lama has been a very influential person in Tibet's history and many of the decisions he has made have directly affected the outcome of certain situations pertaining to the relationship between Tibet and China. The Dalai Lama, in Tibetan Buddhism, is a lineage of reborn magistrates which traces all the way back to the year 1391. Each time an old Dalai Lama passes away, a new one is chosen. Starting during the 17th century, the Dalai Lama was named head of the Tibetan government, managing a large portion of the country from its capital, Lhasa. The Dalai Lama is considered the supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, and many leaders consider the Dalai Lama to be the highest lama of the Tibetan traditions. Upon the death of the previous Dalai Lama, his monks institute a search for the Dalai Lama's reincarnation as a small child. The monks take much into consideration and conduct very in depth searches to make their finds as accurate as possible. Familiarity with the possessions owned by the previous Dalai Lama is considered the main sign of the reincarnation. The current Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Thondup, the son of Choekyong and Diki Tsering. The monks began searching for him shortly after the thirteenth Dalai Lama passed away. A search party was sent out towards the northeast region after the head on the embalmed body ... ... middle of paper ... ...ama has always advocated for peaceful solutions despite Chinese aggression. He has constructed many proposals for the solution of international conflicts, human rights issues, and global environmental problems. Among the Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama has been awarded with a number of other awards and honors. The philosophy of the Dalai Lama is to live a peaceful, nonviolent life. He believes that tolerance is the medicine for hatred in the heart and for violence.To him, tolerance is an important virtue and it enables people to refrain from reacting angrily and harming others. The Dalai Lama has, since instated as the head of Tibet, been a very influential person in that country. His decisions have affected hundreds of thousands of people. He has many faithful followers who hope that one day his peaceful ways will be what it takes to gain Tibet's independence.

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