Tuesday, 12 August 2014

My Guru , My Lama

‘I am a simple monk’ this is what he says wherever he goes. Indeed he is simple monk born in a humble family in Tibet. He spent his childhood as any ordinary young lad, captured in his own innocent fantasy of games. But one day after months of inspection, he was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, the highest lama of Tibet. From that onwards his life as a farmer’s son changed. He was whisked away to the Potala and officially declared as the 14th Dalai Lama.
Brought up in this second home away home, Potala and Norbulinga, he was taught and adorned with the responsibility of Tibet and its people. While other teenagers found it difficult to deal with their own teenage problems. He spent his teenage with burden which were way beyond his age. It wouldn’t be such a gigantic burden if our eatern neighbor was not playing the cloak and dagger. He was given the rein of a thriving nation at the age of 16. The Chinese liberation army crossed the long protected border and said that they came to liberate us. But from whom?
With such talk, the liberators they captured Tibet and made it a living hell. HH the 14th Dalai Lama lost his authority and could not bear the pressure from the red Chinese. So, in 1959, he came into exile and in this foreign land, he built monasteries, schools and refugee camps for the newly arrivals. He established Tibetans administration, nurtured us as children, guided us through difficult moments until we stand on our own feet. The administration in exile is working well under his guidance. After his retirement, the first Sikyong was elected through democratic process. After his retirement he works for world peace and harmony he raised the issue of Tibet wherever he goes. He makes big difference on the people’s way of thinking as well as their way of life. He has busy schedule because in the world of materialistic, people crave for happiness and peace. There is only leader who says, I am a simple monk yet makes so much difference. He is my Guru, My Lama. I thank my guru for shaping my life and being the most inspirational leader for us. We should always realize how lucky we are to have such a loving and caring leader. I am proud to be a Tibetan and will always be because of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tenzin Tso X D

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