Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Exploration 6

Part - One
I am going to choose the first paragraphy for the Dalai Lama's Speech. This is very important passage because here Dalai Lama address the problem and also, provides us with the solution to it. In the beginninig, he starts out saying what peace is. he explains that Peace is "sense of the absence of war". he says that through peace we cannot bring back loved ones. Dalai Lama says, "Peace can only last where humazn right are respected.....True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace." In this quote, he explains the right way to achieve peace.  He explains that Peace should be acheived inside them then, they can only bring peace to others. He even belives that this peace could last only by respecting everyone's rights. Also, if the nations are free of war or people are free. 

Part- two
Who decides who get to be Dalai Lama
Dalai lama are the head of the Tibet Government, they are responsible to govern Tibet. Dalai Lama's are the incarnation of the previous Lama, according to Tibet's people. The next Dalai Lama is chosen when the current Dalai Lama Dies. Then, the high Lama's of galeugpa traditions and as well as the Tibetan government search the next Dalai Lama. The next Dalai Lama is going to be a boy who was born around the time the Dalai Lama passed away. The high Lama usually get a sign of some sort indicating them to the next Lama. If they dont they will go to the Holy Lake, Lhamo Lhatso to watch for a sign of the boy. This process usuallly takes them several years. Finally, when tehy find the boy they show him some artifacts of the previous lama and make him to choose. If the boy choose the artifacts of the old Lama then, he is the next Dalai Lama.

I couldnt find who is the most famous Dalai Lama. I find the procedure to locate the next Dalai lama invalid anybody could be the next Dalai Lama but, how can we know they are real and the incarnation of the previous Dalai Lama.

This is website kind a summarized the process for us. I find it really usefull. This webiste also has information on how the current Dalai Lama was chosen.


The Tenzin Gyatso, the current, and 14th Dalai Lama


4 comments:

  1. Manisha I found this post very interesting. While to some people it may be basic knowledge as to how the Dalai Lama is chosen I personally had no idea and was glad I was able to read your post and better understand. I didn't realize that the Dalai Lama was to govern all of Tibet, and I bet when one passes away it is a huge decision as to who the next one will be.

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  2. This seems like kind of an unfair way to choose. As a child, I don't think they can really understand that choosing an object could change their lives forever.

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  3. You would think that there was more to choosing a Dalai Lama than just picking an artifact. It is an odd way of deciding. I wounder who came up with the original idea?

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  4. I really liked your quote that you chose "Peace can only last where humazn right are respected.....True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace." I think that it is a great quote and so true.

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