Despite being a spiritual leader in exile, the present Dalai Lama is one of the most influential people. It’s a bit confusing for some people as they might think that Dalai Lama is a name, however, it’s a title created in 1578 by Altan Khan. A monk of the Gelug, the spiritual leader who holds the title, becomes an important figure of the Gelug tradition.
Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama, who was born on 6 July 1935. He spent his formative years in Taktser village, Amdo, Tibet and was chosen for the title in 1939 while at age 15, he assumed full temporal (political) duties. However later he fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
At present Dalai, Lama resides in exile in Dharamsala, India. As reported, the Tibetian monk begins his day with prostrations to a statue of Buddha. For his work, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He is also known for his public speeches across the globe, which includes both Buddhist and non-Buddhist audiences.
Now the prime question arises, that how come he has successfully strived against all odds. Well, the answer lies in three key points, his will power, his followers, and donations. Read further and you will be amazed to know the figure.
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