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who made Dalai lama the supreme title in Tibet

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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In 1252, Kublai Khan(first emperor of chinese yuan dynasty) granted an audience to Pagba and Garma Pakshi, a highly regarded monk with the Garma Gagyu Sect. Garma Pakshi, however, sought the patronage of Monge Khan who bestowed him a gold-rimmed black hat and a golden seal of authority.

Before his death in 1283, Garma Paksli wrote a will to protect the established interests of his sect by advising his disciples to locate a boy to inherit the black hat. His instruction was based on the premise that Buddhist ideology is eternal, and a Buddha would be reincarnated to complete the missions he had initiated. Garma Pakshi's disciples acted in accordance with the will and located the reincarnated boy of their master. The event marked the introduction of the Living Buddha reincarnation system for the Black-Hat Line of Tibetan Buddhism and during the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yongle(the third emperor of chinese ming dynasty) bestowed the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma, the first of the three Princes of Dharma upon the Black-Hat living Buddha Karmapa. Various sects of Tibetan Buddhism responded to the introduction of the Living Buddha reincarnation system by creating similar lineages. The most influential reincarnation system has since been the Dalai Lama lineage.
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so it was the third emperor of ming dynasty yongle made dalai lama the top title of all tibetan lamas.




posted on May, 25 2008 @ 09:05 AM
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I've been putting more and more stock recently into the abstract theory that Hunter S. Thompson faked his own death and is currently in exile in India disguised as Tenzen Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.




Look at that! If that isn't Thompson then I don't know who is.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 09:52 AM
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Amban (pl: ambasa) is a Manchu word meaning "high official," which corresponds to a number of different official titles in the Qing imperial government. For instance, members of the Grand Council were called


The Qing imperial resident in Tibet was introduced in 1727 and most ambasa were appointed from the Manchu Eight Banners, a few were Han Chinese or Mongol. The Emperors used ambasa to influence Tibetan politics, and the Qianlong, Jiaqing and Daoguang Emperors each decreed that the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama were bound to follow the leadership or guidance of the ambasa in carrying out the administration of Tibet.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 10:09 AM
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after was being part of china for 3 dynasties.Thubten Gyatso,the 13th Dalai Lama. issued a Declaration of Independence from China in the summer of 1912.deported all Chinese residents including the Ambans.but china never recognized that.so calling chinese troops re-entering tibet invasion is far fetched.



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