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The gurus treated by everyone with deference – Lamas or the modern day “Monks” are often considered as the people practicing esoteric traditions, but in reality they are the enlightening source to understand one’s conduct in conformity. They promulgate the level of spiritual attainment with reference to the teachings of Buddha. The custom started by a Shunyi prince who declared the first spiritual leader for lamas from Ming Dynasty inherited by 13 more and the present day leader is Tenzin Gyatso (1940) or Dalai Lama. After the death of the predecessor, a Shrine dedicated to the prophets is consulted for the whereabouts of the successor. The heir is then trained under a strict regimen by his de facto parents. The training includes meditation and chanting mostly. Apart from that there are 227 strict percepts of conduct they need to follow and a quotidian of walking barefoot around to gather the…

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1) The full name of 14th Dalai Lama is Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Image source 2) In order to confirm his identity, The Tibetan Monks tested the 2-year-old Tenzin Gyatso by showing him to identify certain articles of clothing that belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama. He passed all the tests, then changed his name, took the throne at age 4 and became a monk at age 6. Image source 3) His Holiness The Dalai Lama hobbies include Meditating, Gardening and also enjoys collecting and repairing watches. Image source 4) The residence of The Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, and Norbulingka are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Image source 5) The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his peaceful moment of non – violence against China for the liberation of Tibet.   Image source 6) The greatest fear of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama…

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 The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. The district was formed in 1960. Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and joins with National Highway No. 22. The language, culture, and populations of Lahaul and Spiti are closely related. Generally the Lahaulis are of Tibetan and Indo-Aryan Hindu descent, while the Spiti Bhot are more similar to the Tibetans, owing to their proximity to Tibet. Most of the Lahaulis follow a combination of Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism of the Drukpa Kagyu order, while…

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