The Spiritual Head Of Tibet Essay
To learn about someone who lives in our time, who have fought so hard to bring about a better world of peace and justice it is wonderful to be able to write about such a great person. The Dalia Lama is referred to as “His Holiness” because he is the spiritual head of Tibet. He was born in China in 1937 and was designated the fourteenth Dalai Lama, but his right to rule was delayed until 1950 (Text, 661). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989. He was a lot like Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., in his fight for nonviolent liberation.
I would like now to go to a question asked Dalia Lama: Is there any conflict between the Buddhist teachings and the idea of a creator God who exists independently from us? His Holiness answered: If we view the world’s religions from the widest possible viewpoint, and examine their ultimate goal, we find that all of the major world religions, whether Christianity, or Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism, are directed to the achievement of permanent human happiness. He believed all religions emphasize the fact that the true followers must be honest and gentle, he was stating that a true religious person must always strive to be a better human being (Text, 662).
It is always important to note that The Dalai lama taught…