from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The traditional governmental ruler and highest priest of the dominant sect of Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia, understood by Tibetans to be the living incarnation of the bodhisattva of compassion.
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- n. The supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, believed to be an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, and considered the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the two lama-popes of Tibet and Mongolia (his fellow-pope being the tesho-lama), each supreme in his own district.
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- n. chief lama and once ruler of Tibet
Fortunately, this policy and these practices will fail to accomplish their aim, just as the intense and violent Maoist campaign of "thought-reform" brainwashing and cultural destruction from 1959 to 1979 failed to eradicate the Buddha Dharma and the love of the Dalai Lama from the Tibetan heart.
This is the origin of the name Dalai Lama by which the Tibetan pontiff is commonly known to Europeans.
With Chinese keywords "Dalai Lama Tibet", the top results Bing offered were mostly attacks against Dalai Lama from the Chinese propaganda channels, including two links to cctv. com and one to people. com.cn in its first seven results.
He says because of what he called the Dalai Lama’s “special religious impact”, the death will come as shock to some people.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the supreme religious and temporal head of Tibet.
People often forget the Dalai Lama is the temporal leader of Tibet as well as its spiritual guide.
I eliminate the extraneous thoughts from my mind then I prepare to send the notes out to everyone in the world to touch their hearts and move them to the compassion that the Dalai Lama is the embodiment of.
This may surprise an outside observer for whom the institution of the Dalai Lama is a Ge-luk creation and represents the power of this school.
The irony is that Shuk-den is presented by his followers as the protector of the Ge-luk (dge lugs) school, of which the Dalai Lama is the (de facto) leader.
Through our many talks, I know the Dalai Lama is a reasonable man.