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what does the dalai lama do?

Why was the dalai lama persecuted by china?

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  1. He is the chief lama, he is in charge of all of the worlds lamas.
    Joking aside… He is the democratic, exiled, spiritual voice, for all Tibetans; those who are oppressed in Tibet, those who are exiled, those who have no voice. He is the focus for them’
    He is persecuted because he represents the desires of Tibetans to have their own self governed homeland free of Chinese control.

  2. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of the previous one thus ensuring a direct line. The current one was the political ruler of Tibet from 1940 to 1959 when he went into exile as protest against China’s annexation of Tibet which was a separate country. He was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1989 and has campaigned tirelessly for the return of Tibet. He was born in 1935.

  3. The Dalai Lama is a lineage of religious leaders of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Dalai” means “Ocean” in Mongolian, and is a translation of the Tibetan name “Gyatso,” while “Lama” is the Tibetan equivalent of the Sanskrit word “guru.” Putting the terms together, the full title is “Ocean Teacher” meaning a teacher who is spiritually as deep as the ocean. The name is often mistranslated as “Ocean of Wisdom;” see the following section.
    Before the 20th century, English-speaking sources often referred to the Dalai Lama as the “Grand Lama

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