Toni Hagen
Dalai Lama


17 March 1959

On 17 March 1959, one week after the rebellion against the Chinese occupying forces had broken out, he fled from Tibet under bizarre and hazardous conditions and reached the border to India at the end of March, where he has been living since. "Since then he has been residing there, in order to give approximately one hundred thousand Tibetan refugees an identity and to provide his support. He represents a sign of hope for the six million Tibetans living under Chinese rule. The Dalai Lama has carried out many trips to Europe, America, Japan and other countries to preach the message of love, peace and tolerance.

Dalai Lama   •17.März 1959
Teaching of the Dalai Lama

He is also a shining example of humanity and inter-religious communication and understanding for Hindus, Christians and unbelievers, on the basis of a wisdom which only a profoundly spiritual experience can bestow upon us. For Buddhists he represents Avalokitesvara, the Boddhisatva of mercifulness and compassion, and thus the living form of an aspect of the universality of Buddha." His line of reincarnations go back to King Songtsen Gampo, who was regarded as being the emanation of Avalokitesvara. (written by Dilgo Khyentse).



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