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Is Dalai Lama is an accepted religious leader of Buddhism?

Tags: buddhism, dalai lama, religion & spirituality
Asked by Rimjhim Mitra, 18 Jul '10 12:46 pm
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Dalai LAma is a Buddhist leader of religious officials of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word "Dalai" meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word"Blama" (with a silent b) meaning "c!!!hief" or "high priest." "Lama" is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who descend from the bodhisattva Avalokitevara. Traditionally, he is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the director of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence.

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Answered by Oberoi, 18 Jul '10 12:51 pm

 
  
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Yes, at last for most of the Tibetans, he has been an accepted leader and preacher of Buddhism...!
Answered by Dil Se, 18 Jul '10 01:18 pm

 
  
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