Dalai Lama - Biography Essay examples

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Lhamo Dondrub was born a common pleasant in a small hamlet of Taktser, which only comprised about twenty cottages by the time he was born, which was July 6th, 1935. His parents Diki Tsering, and Choekyong Tsering farmed and also did horse trading in order to provide for their seven children. Warlord Ma Bu Feng who was Hui Chinese then controlled the village, and he was part of the People’s Republic of China even though there were fifteen Tibetan households out of the seventeen in the village. Lhamo Dondrub’s family did not speak the Amdo language of Tibet, and his first language was a broken version of Xining language with a Chinese writing system. The Dalai Lama is chosen, and it was no mistake when the search party discovered and recognized Lhamo Dondrub as the 13th Dalai Lama’s reincarnation when he was only the age of two after four years of searching. He was renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, for it was declared holy, The High Lamas may have had a vision, or dream, and used the hints given by the late 13th Dalai Lama of where he was located.

His Holiness grew up at Potala Palace in Lhasa, where he achieved many of his accomplishments. He took the thrown when he was four years old, and at six years old he became a monk. He studied at the temples, and received strict discipline from his scholar, a kind old monk. At age twenty three, he completed the Geshe Lharampa Degree, which is equivilant to the Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy. He did not see his parents during his journey, but they later reunited.

During the 1950’s, two days before the Tibet government received a notice from the Governor of Kham, based in Chamdo that indicated that they wanted to raid Tibet with a group of Chinese soldiers. The Dalai Lama was desperate, for his country was in grave danger, with a meek army of barely 8500 people. When winter came, people began to plead for His Holiness to take power. He was officially enthrone, and put to full political power when he was fifteen because of the threats Tibet has received from the victorious People’s Liberation Army.

As his duties recall, he met with China’s leader Mao Tse Dong, Chou En