It is reported in media on Saturday, 26th November 2011 that the India-China boundary talks were called off after Beijing asked New Delhi to defer a Buddhist congregation where the Dalai Lama was to deliver the valedictory address next Wednesday. This was also provoked by a covert Indian effort to get Buddhist delegates from Chinato attend this meet.
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Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, and at the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet.
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- Question 1 of 10
What does Dalai mean in the name Dalai Lama?Correct
The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word далай (dalai) meaning “Ocean” and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent “b”) meaning “teacher”. According to the current Dalai Lama, the Tibetan word “lama” corresponds precisely to the better known Sanskrit word “guru”.[Source : wikipedia ]Incorrect
- Question 2 of 10
Tenzin Gyatso, is known as ……….th Dalai Lama?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 10
The first langage Dalai Lama learnt was Chienese Xining?Correct
The Dalai Lama and his family spoke a dialect of Xining Chinese as their primary language prior to 1939 when they relocated to LhasaIncorrect
- Question 4 of 10
Identify the Palace.Dalai_LamaCorrect
The Potala Palace (Tibetan: པོ་ཏ་ལ, Wylie: Po ta la, ZYPY: Bodala; simplified Chinese: 布达拉宫; traditional Chinese: 布達拉宮) is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959.[source wikipedia]Incorrect
- Question 5 of 10
At what age , Dalai Lama was formally enthroned as temporal ruler of Tibet?Correct
On 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, the 14th Dalai Lama was enthroned formally as the temporal ruler of Tibet.Incorrect
- Question 6 of 10
Which state was the first where Dalai Lama entered when he fled in 1959 from Lhasa?Correct
At the outset of the 1959 Tibetan uprising, fearing for his life, the Dalai Lama and his retinue fled Tibet with the help of the CIA’s Special Activities Division, crossing into India on 30 March 1959, reaching Tezpur in Assam on 18 April.Incorrect
- Question 7 of 10
Where is Library of Tibetan Works established by Dalai Lama in 1970 ?Correct
During 1970,Dalai Lama opened the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala which houses over 80,000 manuscripts and important knowledge resources related to Tibetan history, politics and culture. It is considered one of the most important institutions for Tibetology in the world.Incorrect
- Question 8 of 10
What was the occasion when Dalai Lama is bellived have said “I’m a Tibetan monk, not a vegetarian”.Correct
In Tibet, meat being the most common food, most monks have historically been omnivores, including the Dalai Lamas. The Dalai Lama experimented with vegetarianism once, but after getting jaundice, his doctors advised him to return to eating meat. This became controversial when he visited the White House and was offered a vegetarian menu, he rejected it and replied “I’m a Tibetan monk, not a vegetarian”[Source wikipedia ]Incorrect
- Question 9 of 10
The Dalai Lama calls himself Marxist and often offers criticisms of capitalism.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 10
Who Dalai Lama was referring to when he said “Forgiveness doesn’t mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures”.CorrectIncorrect