The 14th person with the title of Dalai Lama: Who is Tenzin Gyatso?

Although most people consider it a name, the Dalai Lama is a leadership title in Tibetan Buddhism. Due to his historical roots, the Dalai Lama has a seemingly forever feud with China, as he also represents the Tibetan government in exile.

By William James Published on 20 Kasım 2023 : 16:10.
The 14th person with the title of Dalai Lama: Who is Tenzin Gyatso?

He is the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet. He was born on July 6, 1935, in northern Tibet. His full name is Jetsun Jamfel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. He is the 5th of 16 children of a Tibetan farmer family. When he was 2 years old, he was accepted as the Reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, an important authority in Buddhist teachings. In 1950, at the age of 15, he was appointed head of state of Tibet.

Tibet is the Tibetan branch of Buddhism followed by Mongolia and Bhutan, Nepal, India, China, Russia, and some Central Asian Turks. In some places, it is also called Lamaism. It means "Lama = teacher, Sage" in Tibetan and is also used as a title. It belongs to the Vajrayana branch of Buddhism.

Tenzin Gyatso, who became president at a young age when Tibet was under siege by China, followed a peaceful and non-violent attitude for 9 years. However, the Chinese government gradually increased its violence and massacred many innocent Tibetans. He took refuge in India with 80,000 refugees in 1959. He traveled the world seeking support for Tibet's autonomy.

The 14th Dalai Lama (6 July 1935), known to the Tibetan people as Gyalwa Rinpoche, is, as the incumbent Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader and head of Tibet. He is considered a living Bodhisattva; specifically, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit, and Chenrezig in Tibetan. He is also the leader and a monk of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, formally headed by the Ganden Tripa. The central government of Tibet, the Ganden Phodrang, invested the Dalai Lama with temporal duties until his exile in 1959.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He submitted to many things for the preservation and spread of Buddhist culture. The 14th Dalai Lama, who spent his life without compromising his peaceful and constructive line, condemned China's pressures in 2008.

His people address him as “Kundun” or “Yeshe Norbu” (the jewel that grants wishes).

According to Tenzin Gyatso

18 rules of life:

Great love and achievements require taking great risks.

When you make a mistake and lose something, don't forget the lesson you learned.

Three 'R' rules: "Respect yourself", "Respect others", "Take responsibility for your every action"

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want can be a chance.

To know how to break them, first learn the rules thoroughly.

Don't let small disagreements damage great friendships.

When you realize you've made a mistake, could you do your best to correct it?

Be alone with yourself for a little while every day.

Be open to change, but don't lose your values.

Remember that sometimes silence is the best answer.

Live a good and honorable life that you will enjoy with your memories in your old age.

The basis of your life is the peace in your home.

If you have a disagreement with your loved ones, do not open the past books. Just consider your situation.

Share your information. This is the way to achieve immortality.

Don't hurt nature.

Go somewhere you've never been before every year.

The best relationship is when the love you have for each other outweighs your needs.

Judge your achievements by what you sacrificed to achieve them.