Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Compassionate One (His Holiness)

There may be lots of leaders in the globe but there’s no such spiritual leader that can even hope to match with him. He is the man of great intelligence, charm and kindness. Due to kindness and compassion to all the people he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Our spiritual leader is none other than His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)
Tenzin Gyatso was born in 1935 to a farming family in the Amdo Province. He is the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, and lives in exile in northern India and works tirelessly on behalf of the Tibetan people as   well as travelling around the world to give spiritual teaching on peace and compassion.
His Holiness was done so much for the Tibetans and became the leader of Tibet in 1940 even though he was too young. When he tried to change the system from monarchical to democratic, some ministers argued with him because if the new system comes into practice they will not be the ministers forever. In 1959, Chinese destroyed many monasteries and temples. Chinese made the heaven like country Tibet into like hell. So His Holiness came into exile along with some thousands of Tibetans. They didn’t have anything, no place to live, no food to eat etc. The Tibetan refugees worked as roadside labors and their children were taken care of by His Holiness and housed them in temporarily built schools. Today His Holiness remains the focus of Tibetans’ hope everywhere. He has truly become an international figure not as other exile leader who uses weapons. But his holiness preaches compassion and peace for all people. We Tibetans remain indebted towards him. Lastly I would like to Thank Him and pray for His ‘Long Life’
Johnu Jangpo (VII D)