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Instagram photo by ugenethemachineTenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth #DalaiLama of #Tibetan #Buddhism , the name Dalai Lama means Ocean of #Wisdom . He was born July 6th, 1935 to a peasant family in the province of Amdo, in a village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Recognized as the reincarnation of Thubten Gyatso (13th Dalai Lama) at the age of four. According to #Buddhist belief, the current Dalai Lama is a #reincarnation of a past lama who decided to be #reborn again to continue his important work, instead of moving on from the #WheelOfLife . A person who decides to be continually reborn is known as tulku. Buddhists believe that the first tulku in this reincarnation was Gedun Drub, who lived from 1391-1474. With only 14 Dalai Lamas in the #history of Buddhism. The Dalai Lama is the head #monk of Tibetan Buddhism and traditionally has been responsible for the governing of #Tibet , until the Chinese #government took control in 1959. Before 1959, his official residence was #PotalaPalace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Which is now a museum and World Heritage Site. After the death of a Dalai Lama it has traditionally been the responsibility of the High Lamas of the Gelugpa Tradition and the Tibetan government to find his reincarnation. The High Lamas search for a boy who was born around the same time as the death of the Dalai Lama. It can take around two or three years to identify the Dalai Lama, however it took four years to identify the current Dalai Lama. The search for the Dalai Lama has usually been limited to Tibet, although the third tulku was born in Mongolia. However, as Tibet has been taken by the Chinese government, #TenzinGyatso says that if he is reborn it will not be in a country run by the People's Republic of China, or any other country which is not #free . Interestingly, Tenzin Gyatso has also expressed doubts over whether he will be reborn at all, suggesting the function of the Dalai Lama may be over. However, until Tibet is reunited with its #spiritual #leader , it seems likely that there will continue to be a Dalai Lama. #spiritual #buddha #instadaily #guru #religious #spirituality #mindfulness #awesome #biography #meditation #yoga #Yogi #compassion #love

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