Dalai Lama Essay

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Reputation is a beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Reputation usually formed when a person is famous. People have different opinions on that person whether he/she is good or bad. There can be different reputation for the same person. If a person is technically good doesn’t mean they know what’s right for the community and if the person is completely bad but still have correct answers that leads to some good results, that would encourage some people to see him in a good perspective. Dalai Lama is usually presented in positive terms in the West, but for the People’s Republic of China (PRC), he is presented as an enemy and double-faced. The real question is, who is the Dalai Lama and how do his famous religion …show more content…
“The Dalai Lama is the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism and traditionally has been responsible for the governing of Tibet, until the Chinese government took control in 1959. Before 1959, his official residence was Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibetan Buddhism.” (Mclntosh, N. 2016.) After the death of the 13th Dalai Lama, the high Lamas found a boy who they believe to be the 13th Dalai Lama’s re-coronation. Among several spiritual tests, the boy presented a number of identical ritual implements only some of which belongs to the pervious Dalai Lama. The boy recognized these implements, passed all the examinations and finally was declared to be the 14th Dalai Lama. “The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, he was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet.” (Shantideya, 2009) is the spiritual and political leader of the Tibbets people and its government. He committed his own life to share world peace. Dalai Lama is a living Buddha of India and the starter of a religion called Buddhism, in the fifth century BCE.” (Moohan, 2008, p. 200). According to the UK scholar of Tibetan Buddhism Paul Williams, within the Dalai Lama there have been “great scholars, powerful politicians or simply Buddhist monks that died young before they could make much impact.” (Williams, 2004, p. …show more content…
According to China, the Tibet as an area where there is freedom of religion, but according to the Dalai Lama, the Tibet is an area where religion has been restrained. In the West, the Dalai Lama has been judged more on his personal qualities than on his religious status. The Dalai Lama has a complex role and compete role. He is a leader, religious, spiritual, politician and a person who gives happiness to his people. Although he holds so many positives qualities and impact on people, he still has powerful enemies. Because of the political situation in Tibet, his personal reputation will be reevaluated after his

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