The sixteen years old monk at that time, Gyatso was enthroned by the Tibetans ruler of Tibet. Taking the war against china to the next level in many forms of military battles and diplomacy, representing the Tibetans as the best negotiator in many peace talks with china, then lading them to the uprising of 1959 against China ended up with failure and eliminated him and supporters to
Pictures of Buddha Amitabha and the Pure Land were created as well. (Andrews 1991, 185) Shandao made the Pure Land doctrines and practices more systematic. 2.5 Development after Tang Dynasty In Tang Dynasty, the spread of Pure Land Buddhism was affected by political environment. For the people who supported the monastic tradition, they tried to combine Pure Land into Chan Buddhism’s teaching. One of the supporters Chuhung (1535-1615) once mentioned that there were no big differences between the Buddhists teaching because they were all based on Chan Buddhism.
Introduction: Dalai lamas are the important monks (person who spends life in practicing religious activities and lives under certain rules like chastity, self-denial, poverty and obedience) of the Gelug (the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism created by Je Tsongkhapa (a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism ). But the serious of Dalai Lamas didn’t stop to the first or second or third, in fact there are 14 Dalai Lamas and serious is supposed to be continued. 14th Dalai Lama: The 14th Dalai Lama also known as Tenzin Gyatso, is the current Dalai Lama, and was born in Takster Village (Republic of China) on 6th July 1935 to a farming family. He was formally selected as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1937 and for his extra ordinary services he received a Noble
Although there has been countless time that China’s government ruled over the religion, and now there is hope that id does not need to be that same way again because it was different back then. For the flow of the world to work, it had to be balanced and the traditional Chinese religion focused their beliefs on yin and yang to bring that about. The “good” and “evil” is what yin and yang is about, however, the correct way is when things are working together is what brings balance, and that is why it is a common misconception for yin and
Yet he is unknown to most of us and even to most Chinese. Sun Shuyun, herself brought up in China, was determined to follow in his footsteps, discover more about Xuanzang and restore his fame. So she retraced his journey from China to India and back. In the 8th century, crossing 110 kingdoms, he took 18 years. He opened up the east and west of Asia to each other - and to us.
Indeed, his identity is characterized by the extraordinary combination of different factors, intrinsic and extrinsic, that eventually allowed Sokdokpa to become a distinguished figure within the traditional spheres of Tibetan Buddhism until our days. In particular, the identity of Sokdokpa was built on the four central roles previously explained (i.e. ritualist, scholar, physician, and Great Perfection master) which continuously participated with each other, in a proactive way, in the unfolding of the events of his life. However, probably more motivated by the historical circumstances than his personal aspirations, Sokdokpa got also entrenched in the need to assume, under the umbrella of those four main roles, the responsibility of a guardian of borders. This concern is certainly key in order to understand the reasons behind the production of Fount.
He may have been democratically re-elected in 1952 and 1956, however his leading period was plagued by insurgencies from ethnic minority groups and communists, a nation-wide economic immobilism, as well as a wide spread inefficiency within his own government. However, U grabbed a decisive victory for his final time in 1960, only to anger his military and his minorities by placing Buddhism as the official state language. It was this decision that led to his eventual ousting after two years by a military coup, and the instatement of General Ne Win. Ne Win’s new government ruled on a single-party system under the Socialist Programme Party, with the goals of shut down opposition/ independent newspapers, nationalizing the state economy by taking large control of the private sector, rescinding the federal system, and finally and perhaps most importantly for Myanmar’s development, was the birth of the “Burmese way to Socialism.” His new constitution in 1974 created a fully authoritarian rule of the military in Burma, and created a catalyst of for military action against the minority ethnicities and the communist rebels. For example it was in 1976 when the National Democratic Front organized twelve different Ethnic parties to unite against their common enemy of the Ne Win military regime.
Sot’aesan himself speaks of the influence of not only Buddhism on his new religion, but also of other Eastern religions. In his essay, Bongkil Chung explains that Sot’aesan began to see the relationship between his new religion and Buddhism only after his enlightenment, “upon perusing the basic scriptures of other religions to check his enlightenment, he thought that his search for truth and essence agreed with that of the Buddha, and he declared that Sakyamuni Buddha is the sage of all sages” (64). In his essay “Dialogue and Synthesis: Sot’aesan’s Perspective and Examples”, Bokin Kim only further gives credence to the idea that Sot’aesan’s “awakening to the Truth after his long search was formulated as Won Buddhist teaching in the context of multi-religious faiths and practices” (90). Kim also notes on the same page that Sot’aesan was unique in his emphasis on dialogue rather than conversion. Sot’aesan saw the Truth permeate all religions in general, and he did not seek to convert people, but to make them aware of their common spiritual beliefs.
The main motive behind motivation for Buddhist is for self-realization. Whereas the main reason for meditation for is psychological than religion in Hinduism. For Hindus, meditation is like feeling connected with the God, who is the creator. The other main purpose for doing mediation is mental and physical relaxation. In Buddhism, Buddhist monks do meditation in order to improve their fighting techniques.
It could be different reputations for the same person, which based on religions and the way community know about him. For example : Dalai Lama has different reputations as a leader and a human rights activist as well, but his reputation is not seen as this picture everywhere because his reputation is different in the west , in his home Tibet and in his enemy 's base China and myths and truths. According to enotes, the Dalai Lama’s reputation in his native Tibet is a product of the stature that accompanies that designation. Born Lhamo Dondrub on July 6, 1935, he was officially recognized on November 17, 1950 as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, making him His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of a deeply religious Buddhist country and, as such, he commands a great deal of respect