The Dalai Lama is a Foreign Title. Tibets Freedom is won not through the barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle but by a Foreign Prophecy

The Dalai Lama is a Foreign Title. Tibet’s Freedom is won not through the barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle but by a Foreign Prophecy. The Apocalypse of Apostle John. The Book of REVELATION is the only Hope for Tibet’s Future.

In my analysis, the 14th Dalai Lama has not shared his insight or prophecy about the future of Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism as a religion could be obsessed with Prophecy but the prophetic prediction about the future of Tibet remains unknown.

The Dalai Lama is a foreign title. For that reason, I examine the foreign prophetic traditions to predict the resolution of ‘The Great Tibet Problem’. I ask my readers to reflect upon the prophecy shared by Apostle John in Chapter 18 of the Book of REVELATION.

The Dalai Lama is a Foreign Title. Tibet’s Freedom is not won through the Barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle but by Foreign Prophecy. The prophetic prediction of Prophet Isaiah.

Tibet’s Freedom is not won through the Barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle but by the Prophecy shared by Prophet Isaiah (ISAIAH 47:10 &11).

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Special Frontier Force-Establishment No. 22-Vikas Regiment

The Dalai Lama is a foreign title. A Foreign Prophecy and not the Power of a Foreign Service Rifle wins Tibet’s Freedom or the Deliverance from Occupation.

Who Is the Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama is a Foreign Title. Tibet’s Freedom is not won through the Barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle. Alexander Norman first met the Dalai Lama 30 years ago. The two have collaborated on several books.Credit…E.A. Norman

By Donald S. Lopez

THE DALAI LAMA
An Extraordinary Life
By Alexander Norman

“Dalai Lama” is a foreign title. Tibetans refer to him with names like “Precious Protector,” “Wish-Fulfilling Jewel” and “the Presence.” The divide between the Tibetan Buddhist world — which often has included China and Mongolia — and the world beyond has rarely been of particular consequence to the Dalai Lamas, until this one, the 14th, who is the first to spend most of his life in exile; he fled to India in 1959 and has not returned. His biographer, facing the usual problems of recounting the life of a figure still living (the Dalai Lama will be 85 this year), is also faced with the dilemma of describing his life on the world stage (which has been fairly well documented) and his life inside the world of Tibetan Buddhism (which has not). This is the challenge that Alexander Norman, a longtime associate of the Dalai Lama, takes up in his new biography.

Who is the Dalai Lama? Tibet is unique in the Buddhist world for its system of “incarnate lamas,” the idea being that advanced spiritual masters are able to choose the place for their next rebirth, returning to the world in lifetime after lifetime to teach the dharma. There were many such lineages of lamas in Tibet, and the Dalai Lama was just one of them until 1642. It was then that the fifth Dalai Lama was placed on the throne of Tibet by a Mongol khan, his successors becoming at least the titular head of state. The current incarnation took over the government in 1950 at age 15 when the People’s Liberation Army crossed into eastern Tibet.

Like the authors of other biographies of the current Dalai Lama, Norman does not read or speak Tibetan. However, he has the advantage of being able to use histories published over the past two decades that draw on Tibetan and Chinese sources, none more important than the four volumes by Melvyn C. Goldstein, which provide 2,700 pages on the period from 1913 to 1959. Norman puts these to good use, as well as recently published books about the Dalai Lama’s two tutors, making this biography the most detailed and accurate to date.

The Dalai Lama is a Foreign Title. Tibet’s Freedom is won not through the Barrel of a Foreign Service Rifle but by a Foreign Prophecy.

“The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life” is strongest on the early period, starting, wisely, not with the 14th Dalai Lama, but the 13th (1876-1933), who faced so many of the challenges that his successor would inherit and who left a chillingly prescient prophecy of what lay ahead for his country. Norman makes clear that “old Tibet” was no Shangri-La, describing the corruption and intrigue of the Tibetan court and the sclerosis that the 13th and the young 14th tried, and failed, to cure.

The book contains a number of errors, most of the minor variety, especially concerning the admittedly arcane world of Tibetan Buddhism; the Dalai Lama did not debate about colors — a topic for novice monks — during his examination for the highest monastic degree. Throughout, however, the biography is judicious on topics that often inspire hyperbole and mystification. For example, the Dalai Lama has navigated the modern world while consulting on all matters of import with oracles possessed by wrathful deities. Norman’s description of a crisis over which deity to propitiate, a crisis that began with the thirteenth and continues to the present day, is impressive in its clarity.

He also reveals the Dalai Lama to be a sophisticated thinker and consummate scholar, one whose feet remain firmly on the ground, a trait often obscured by his broken English. In keeping with a religion so obsessed with prophecy, the book, written in an engaging prose, ends with an insightful prediction of the legacy of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and a cleareyed assessment of the challenges that the fifteenth will face.

Donald S. Lopez is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. His forthcoming book is “Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in 9 Innings.”

THE DALAI LAMA
An Extraordinary Life
By Alexander Norman
410 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $30.

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