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What did Dalai lama do for buddahism?>?

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  1. Which Dalai Lama? If you mean the current one (the 14th Dalai Lama), he continues to preserve the spirit of Tibetan Buddhism through one of its darkest hours (Chinese occupation and oppression), while modernizing the instutional structure of the Tibetan government(-in-exile).

  2. The institution of the Dalai Lama has become, over the centuries, a central focus of Tibetan cultural identity; “a symbolic embodiment of the Tibetan national character.” Today, the Dalai Lama and the office of the Dalai Lama have become focal points in their struggle towards independence and, more urgently, cultural survival. The Dalai Lama is regarded as the principal incarnation of Chenrezig (referred to as Avalokiteshvara in India), the bodhisattva of compassion and patron deity of Tibet. In that role the Dalai Lama has chosen to use peace and compassion in his treatment of his own people and his oppressors. In this sense the Dalai Lama is the embodiment of an ideal of Tibetan values and a cornerstone of Tibetan identity and culture.

  3. oh my goodness.
    Current Dalai Lama or all of them?
    The Dalai Lamas go back with the current one being the 14th. Before that Tibet had Kings. Title of Dalai Lama given by Mongols…not Chinese. Buddhism came into Tibet from India/Nepal….not China
    To Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism he is like the Pope is to Catholics and to Buddhism in general he is very very important.
    Tibet was an ancient and very peaceful Buddhist country until invaded (without provocation) and raped in every conceivable way by the Chinese communist hordes when Mao was leader of China.
    China has done much to try to revise history, lie, cheat, put pressure on wikipedia, etc to try to hide ugly, ugly truth. Look into how China kidnapped the little boy Panchen Lama.

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