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Dalai Lama’s B’day: Know his name, age, history & awards he won!

Dalai Lama birthday; Date, Quotes, Sayings and More..

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will turn 86 on July 6. It has been over six decades since he has been living in India. Calling himself as a “son of India”, he is somebody who has lived the longest in India as a “guest”. His birthday celebrations, each year, in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala are been one of the biggest events for the Tibetan community. Let’s read his inspirational quotes and sayings: 

It’s a history known by all that he was given asylum and a Tibetan Government in Exile was formed in Dharamshala. He was, is and will be the face of Tibetans in the entire world. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989. 

He propagated the mid-way approach for a rapprochement with the Chinese government which implies that the Tibetan people do not accept the present status of Tibet under the People’s Republic of China. Also, they do not seek independence for Tibet.

HHDL himself has issued many statements regarding the reincarnation. In 2004, he said that if Tibetan people feel that there is no need for the next Dalai Lama, then, this institution may not continue.

In 2019, he made a similar statement again while speaking to some students that “the custom of recognizing reincarnate lamas may have had its day”. 

In 2011, he said that he will leave clear written instructions behind on his reincarnation.

 In April 2013, he said that “If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come”. 

In March 2019, he said that In future, in case you see two Dalai Lamas come, one from here (India), in a free country, one is chosen by Chinese, and then nobody will trust, nobody will respect (the one chosen by China). So that’s an additional problem for the Chinese. It’s possible, it can happen”.

One thing seems to be clear about the reincarnation that things are still fluid and any of these options above may come true. There have also been statements that the Golden Urn method of selecting the next Dalai Lama may be followed. However, there has been no official reaction or statement from India on the reincarnation issue.

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