Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Who decides who gets to be Dalai Lama? The government and the high lamas of Gelugpa tradition works together and tries to locate a boy that was born at the same day the Dalai Lama dies. It could take several years to identify the boy. Then high lamas take action if he worthy of his tittle. One of the ways to identify the lama is, if he had a mark or he has been seen in one of the high lamas’ dreams.” High Lamas may also go to a holy lake, called Lhamo Lhatso, located in central Tibet, and watch for a sign from the lake. The sign may be either a vision or some type of indication pointing them to the direction they should search in” http://www.buzzle.com/articles/choosing-a-dalai-lama.html

4 comments:

  1. Wow! That is crazy! I didn't know that's how they do it but what are the chances of seeing someone that was born on the day the last Dalai Lama died and a related subject reappeared at a lake...very low.

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  2. Finding the new llama seems like a lot of work. I cant' see anyone from the US taking that responsibility as a child. I found it interesting that the government and the religious leaders work together to appoint the new llama.

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  3. finding a new lama must be the hardest thing the world. i didnt know thats the way procedure they take when they try to find a new llama

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  4. I always wonder how the ideology of Lamas came into place. It must have originated somehow. Also, I wonder if the ancestry of an individual was pertinent to whether or not they were eligible to be considered candidates to become Lamas.

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