Dalai Lama Essay

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Some people consider the Dalai Lama one of the most influential people in the entire world. Starting in a small one-story house in rural Tibet, as a very young boy the Dalai Lama spoke only a broken Chinese dialect with his family. He made a great change in himself after it was discovered, at age 2 that he was destined to become the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is said to be the country's supreme ruler and renowned spiritual leader, admired by the people of Tibet. His main goal is to preserve Tibetan Buddhist teachings and the Tibetan way of life. As of today, he has toured over 46 nations and once had over 80,000 followers. Amazingly, he only started from a humble house in Takster, Tibet. On July 6th, 1935, Lhamo Döndrub was …show more content…
On November 17th, 1950, at age 15, Gyatso was enthroned formally as the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, a very high and respectable position in Tibetan government. As Dalai Lama, Gyatso made many new accomplishments in power. Unlike other Dalai Lamas, Gyatso was the first to travel to the West, and spread his peaceful teachings of Buddhism to the Western world. However, in Tibet, under military pressure, he ratified a Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet in 1951, as China had forcefully taken over Tibet in 1950. In September 1954, he traveled to the Chinese capital with the 10th Panchen Lama, the 2nd highest-ranking Lama to assemble with Mao Zedong, a political theorist and communist leader. There he attended the first session of the National People's Congress as a delegate, mostly conversing about China's constitution. Gyatso was later selected as a deputy chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, on September 27th, 1954. Although Gyatso was enormously successful, one major uprising temporarily prevented him from moving forward. In 1959, there was a major uprising in Tibet, and the Dalai Lama had received word from an entourage that the Chinese government was devising a plan to kill him. Desperately,

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