Definition of a Hero: The Dalai Lama


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Definition of a Hero: The Dalai Lama
At the end of the 18th century Tibet was known as an ancient kingdom assigned to be the protectorate of China’s Quing Dynasty, the most powerful dynasty in China at the time. By 1912 Tibet had declared its independence from China an gained autonomy which they enjoyed until 1950 when China took control of Tibet. The society of Tibet is ruled by a Buddhist theocracy. This Buddhist theocracy is lead by the Dalai Lama (“The 14th Dalai Lama”).
The Dalai Lama is known in Tibet as the All-embracing Lama. The Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of his predecessor who is deceased and an emanation of Chenrezig who is the embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas (“The 14th Dalai Lama”). It is the...
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..... a person with material success is. The definition of a hero has been distorted to mean deserving of adulation, glamour, success, flamboyance and wealth. The Dalai Lama is not a hero to me because of any of those external qualities. The Dalai Lama is a hero to me because of his continuous seeking of gentleness, compassion, calmness of mind and ultimately happiness.
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