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Cover for The Chinese Communists Find Religion: The Struggle for the Selection of the Next Dalai Lama
dc.contributor.otherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service
dc.coverage.spatialAsia
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-13T19:26:11Z
dc.date.available2019-03-13T19:26:11Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued
dc.identifier.issn2376-8010
dc.identifier.uri
dc.description.abstractLhamo Thondup was just two years old when he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The Great Thirteenth, as he is popularly known, had died in Lhasa in 1933 at the age of fifty-eight. The team charged with finding his new incarnation was composed of leading lamas from monasteries in Tibet, and some were eminent reincarnations themselves. Clues and omens unique to Tibetan Buddhism— some provided by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama himself—guided their search. The Dalai Lama had intimated that his reincarnation would be found in the east. Thus, when the head of the embalmed Great Thirteenth was discovered to have turned overnight from facing south to pointing northeast, the search team was certain which direction their journey should take. When the regent in charge of the search visited the sacred Lhamo Lhatso Lake and gazed into its deep blue waters, the characters for “Ah,” “Ka,” and “Ma” appeared, and he saw a hilltop monastery with a golden roof and an ordinary farmer’s house with strangely configured gutters.
dc.format.extentvolumes
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeorgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, volume 4 number 1
dc.subject.lccDS33.3
dc.subject.lcshAsia -- Periodicals.
dc.titleThe Chinese Communists Find Religion: The Struggle for the Selection of the Next Dalai Lamaen_US
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