Buddhism has an ingrained belief in the concept of reincarnation. The faith believes that a being’s karma determines rebirth, which is to say that one’s bad or excellent deeds decide the possibility and conditions for the being’s rebirth.
In order to totally free oneself from the cycle of presence, one has to get over negativeness and destructiveness; simply put, one has to be free from bad karma.
To change direction..
The First Dalai Lama, Gedun Drupa was born in a family of nomads, and was called Pema Dorjee. The First Dalai Lama was a ravenous writer who composed eight books on the teachings of the Buddha. He passed away at the age of 84 at the Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in a state of meditation.
Continuing The 14th Dalai Lama Discussion
The Second Dalai Lama was born to a family of farmers, a year after the death of Gedun Drupa. At a tender age, he allegedly told his parents that his name was Pema Dorjee, and that he was the reincarnation of the First Dalai Lama. Additionally, his papa was said to have a premonition that this kid would have the capability to recollect his past lives, which he ought to be called Gedun Drupa, after the First Dalai Lama. Gedun Gyatso is credited with reviving the Monlam Chenmo, the Great Prayer Festival. He died in 1542.
Reno Sicho Pelzang was born in an upscale family, in the year following the death of the Second Dalai Lama. He survived through early stage, unlike all his siblings, and was recognized as the reincarnation of Gedun Gyatso at the age of three. He was later called Sonam Gyatso. The then King of Mongolia, Altan Khan conferred the title of Dalai Lama (Ocean of Wisdom) on Sonam Gyatso, making him the first leader to be attended to so.
The Fourth Dalai Lama, Yonten Gyatso was the grandson of the Mongolian king, Altan Khan. Oracles had actually prophesied about his reincarnation as the Fourth Dalai Lama. He was totally ordained at the age of 26, and passed away a year later at the Drepung monastery.
The Fifth Dalai Lama was acknowledged at a time when Tibet was going through a political upheaval. However, in 1642, Lobsang Gyatso was named as both, the political and spiritual leader of Tibet. The Fifth Dalai Lama was a Sanskrit scholar, and was a passionate poet. His dying wish was that his death be kept a secret from the general public up until the building of the Potala Palace was complete.
As per the wishes of the Fifth Dalai Lama, the news of his death was kept under covers for 15 years. The statement of his death accompanied the discovery of the Sixth Dalai Lama, bringing terrific delight to the Tibetan people. This young man, nevertheless, opted to live the life of a layman, and renounced his vows of a newbie monk. He spent his time roaming around Lhasa’s taverns and lanes, and was provided composing and making up poems. He is said to have, actually prophesied his reincarnation in a poem before his strange disappearance/death.
Following the prophecy of the Sixth Dalai Lama, the child who would go on to become the Seventh Dalai Lama was born in Lithang. Kelsang Gyaso was a distinguished scholar who led a simple life, and improved the life of others with his teachings. Like his predecessor, he also had a fondness for poetry, albeit with spiritual themes.
When a Dalai Lama passes away, the High Lamas of the Gelugpa Tradition and the Tibetan government work to find his reincarnation by searching for a kid who was born around the same time as the death of the Dalai Lama. It can take numerous years to determine the boy, and there are several methods in which the High Lamas might find him. One of them might have a dream about a mark or place that will identify the child, or if the previous Dalai Lama was cremated, the High Lamas will certainly see the direction of the smoke and search in that location. High Lamas may also go to a holy lake called Lhamo Lhatso situated in main Tibet, and watch for an indication from the lake. The indication could be either a vision or some type of sign pointing them in the direction they need to search in. As soon as the High Lamas have actually located the child, they provide a number of artifacts to the youngster. Amongst these artifacts are a number of items that belonged to the deceased Dalai Lama. If the child picks the products that belonged to the previous Dalai Lama, this is viewed as a favorable indication, in performance with the other signs, that the boy is undoubtedly a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
For Tenzin Gyatso, the current, 14th Dalai Lama, the house and town where he lived was determined by a vision from the lake. The High Lamas of the Gelugpa tradition had actually been looking for several years prior to identifying a child named Lhamo Dhondrub, who was living with his family in the town of Takster in northeastern Tibet. According to reports, there were a number of occurrences that pointed to Lhamo being the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Among the High Lamas had seen a vision in the lake Lhamo Lhatso that suggested Amdo was the town they should search in. The vision plainly showed a little home with odd guttering and a three-story monastery with a gold and blue-green roofing. Upon going to Amdo, the High Lamas saw both structures in the town. The house was the home of Lhamo Dhondrub.
The birth of the Eighth Dalai Lama was accompanied by numerous advantageous events, which encouraged the people of Tibet that they had discovered their real leader. He was fully ordained in 1777, and was credited with the production of the Norbulingka Park and Summer Palace on the borders of Lhasa. He passed away at 47 in the year 1804.
The Ninth Dalai Lama was born in 1805, and was acknowledged as the reincarnation of the Eighth Dalai Lama in 1807 in a grand ceremony at Lhasa. However, he faced an unforeseen death at the tender age of nine in the year 1815.
The Tenth Dalai Lama was born in 1816, following the death of his predecessor in the previous year. He was acknowledged and enthroned in 1822. He registered at the Drepung monastery at 10, concentrating on studying Buddhist philosophy, and discovered to master the art of sutra and tantra. Completely ordained at the age of 19, his failing health led to his death in 1837 at a very young age.
The Eleventh Dalai Lama was born in 1838, and was recognized as the new Dalai Lama in 1841. He carried out the obligations of being Tibet’s spiritual and political leader at an extremely young age at the request of his people. His death came as a complete shock in the year 1856.
The Twelfth Dalai Lama was born in 1856, and took the novice vows of monkhood at the age of 5. He handled full duties in 1873, however his life concerned an end two years later in 1875.
The Thirteenth Dalai Lama was born in 1876, and was acknowledged as the reincarnation of the Twelfth Dalai Lama in the following year. He led the Tibetan kingdom through the political turmoil in the neighboring countries of British-occupied India and Czarist Russia. The Chinese intrusion of 1910 required him to take off to India, but he led an effective return as the political head of Tibet in 1911. He was credited with updating Tibet, having actually introduced the currency system, postal services, sending out young Tibetans to England to pursue greater research studies, and developing a large military force. His death in 1933 came as Tibet stood on the limit of modernization.
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was born in 1935 to farmer moms and dads and was acknowledged as the reincarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama at the age of 2. He Holiness presumed complete tasks in 1950, following the Chinese intrusion of Tibet. In spite of the peace talks held in 1954, the Chinese wrongs in Tibet continued, and His Holiness was injected exile. His non-violent and consistent battle to bring democracy to Tibet earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, in addition to many other awards, honorary doctorates, and rewards memorializing his contribution to peace efforts. On 29 May 2011, His Holiness defined the transfer of his temporal power to the democratically chosen leader, thus ending the olden custom of the Dalai Lamas being both, the political and spiritual leaders of Tibet.
His Holiness has now left the continuation of the reincarnation routine at the discretion of his fans, with a view to safeguard the reincarnation idea from being misused in the name of politics. He likewise established guidelines to aid in correctly determining the next possible leader, so regarding brings openness in the process.