Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dalai Lama.

I'd like to tell you the story of this Man. I'd love for you to read this story while imagining the places where this story takes place... the colours, the magic atmospheres and the holiness you could breath in that locations. I'm not Tibetan, i'm Christian Catholic, but i don't like my Church, i pretty much don't like my Pope...i think i can say i love Jesus, His Mother, His Father...but not the Catholic Church of the XXI century. Not at all.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born in a paesant family on July 6th, 1935, in a small village called Takster in north eastern Tibet. His Holiness was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of His predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama.
When the 13th Dalai Lama passed away in 1935, the task that confronted the Tibetan Government was not simply to appoint a successor but to search for and discover a child in whom the Buddha of compassion would incarnate. In 1935 the Regent of Tibet went to sacred lake of Lhamo Lhatso at Chokhorgyal, about 90 miles south east of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. For centuries the Tibetans had observed that vision of the future could be seen in this lake. The Regent had a vision of three Tibetan letters, Ah, Ka and Ma, followed by a picture of a monastry with roofs of jade green and gold, and a house with turquoise tiles. In 1937 high lamas and dignitaries carrying the secret of the vision where sent to all parts of Tibet in search of the place that the Regent had seen in the waters. The search party that headed east was under the leadeship of Lama Kewtsang Rinpoche of Sera Monastery. When they arrived in Amdo, they found a place matching the description of the secret vision. The party went to the house with Kewtsang Rinpoche disguised as the servant, and junior official Lobsang Tsewang disguised as the leader. The Rinpoche was wearing a rosary that had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama, and the little boy of the house recognized it and demanded that it be given to him. Kewtsang Rinpoche promised to give it to him if he could guess who he was, and the boy replied that he was "Sera aga", wich means in the local dialect "a lama of Sera". Then the Rinpoche asked who the leader was and the boy gave his name correctly; he also knew the name of the real servant. This was followed by a series of tests that included the choosing of correct articles that had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama.
With these tests they were further convinced that the reincarnation had been found abd their conviction was enhanced by the significance of the three letters that had been seen in the lake of Lhamo Lhatso: Ah could stand for Amdo, the name of the province: Ka for Kumbum, one of the largest monasteries in the neighbourhood; and the two letters Ka and Ma for the monastery of Karma Rolpai Dorje on the mountain abpve the village. In 1940 the 14th Dalai Lama was be continued
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