The Dalai Lama

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Arab Open University
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)

(First Semester 2014-15)

Branch: Jordan Program: English Language and Literature
Course Title: Arts of Past and Present Course Code: AA100A
Student Name: Nour Nadim Ayi Section Number: 1
Student ID: 2130520 Tutor Name: Dr. Ola Kittaneh

The Dalai Lama Essay

There are a lot of different religious and believes in this world. Today in this essay we will discuss in specific the Buddhism religion and more specific about a Tibetan Buddhist monk “The Dalai Lama”. During this essay we will talk about the reputation of the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet who is Tenzin Gyatso who was born on 1935, how he established this reputation in Tibet first,
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The Dalai Lama’s reputation in Tibet, at the beginning and in the second half of the eighth century CE the Buddhism has became the first and official religion of Tibet and the Dalai Lama has been in Tibet since the sixteen century and he considered to be the political and spiritual leader of Tibetan people and religious Buddhist countries. He also was a respected advocate for Tibetan independence from Chinese rule. On China the reputation was totally different because ever since the Buddhism was introduced in the first century it had face a lot of decline and revival. In the west countries The Dalai Lama has had a lot of honorary degrees in their universities. Also he has a very good relationship with the world leaders either in religion or politics. He had written over a hundred books which are available in many European languages and in …show more content…
Well the reputation was based on the different kinds of qualities that let him won this Nobel Peace Prize, also on that the Buddhism is enjoying a high profile. The western countries have seen that the Buddhism is a model for wisdom and peacefulness. There is another factory for western to like the Buddhism and see it as an attractive religious is that it teaches that the faith is very important. The reputation of the Dalai Lama has been developed by his position as a representative of a serious form of this tradition.

The West has affected the Dalai Lama process of reputation in many ways such as the western culture has absorbed the aspects of Buddhist teaching and practice. The Buddha statues have become furnishing items, restaurants and home in the material field. The West has always looked for the wisdom and understanding in

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