TITLE

The Dalai Lama Institution: Its Origin and Genealogical Succession

AUTHOR(S)
Sorensen, Per K.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Orientations;Sep2005, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the origin and genealogical succession of Dalai Lamas in Tibet, China. The word dalai means ocean used on a seal by Mongol chief Güyük Khan on a letter addressed to Pope Innocent IV in 1246 to describe chiefs as oceanic or world rulers. The formation of a Gelugpa theocracy has made the Dalai lama head of the state in the middle of 1640s. The Dalai Lama is regarded as a reincarnation of diety Avalokiteshvara that is an emblem of Tibetan life and culture.
ACCESSION #
33610332

 

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