The Dalai Lama made in the future, the election of a woman as the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists
The Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso admitted that in the future spiritual leader of Buddhists can become a woman. According to him, the tradition of female llamas originated in Tibet hundreds of years ago.
With this statement the Dalai Lama made the day before during doctrines for Buddhists in the Baltic countries and Russia, which take place on 10-11 October in Riga, reports RIA “Novosti”. “Women are by nature more sensitive to the suffering of living beings. Therefore, they should play a more active role in society. If the Dalai Lama can be of great benefit to mankind, being a woman, of course, possible,” said the spiritual leader of his audience. According to him, in Tibet centuries ago, the tradition of Lam-women, and among mahasiddh India also there are women.
Also, the Dalai Lama said that by the end of 2016 nuns for the first time will pass the exams for the title of Geshe, doctor of Buddhist philosophy. “Many of them studied Buddhist philosophy for 17-20 years”, – said the spiritual leader.
In addition, the Dalai Lama shared his vision of the emergence of male leadership in society. “In the past the number of people on the planet were smaller, and they all shared with each other, not distinguishing between “ours” and “theirs”. But over time, with the advent of agriculture, large yields, which could have been abducted, people become a leader. Thus arose the concept of leadership. While education was not given importance, was dominated by the physical force men,” said the Buddhist spiritual leader.
The Dalai Lama noted that the dominance of physical force to spread religion, including Buddhism. But eventually entered into force education, giving people of both sexes equal opportunities. “There were women leaders”, – concluded the 81-year-old spiritual leader.
According to tradition, after the death of the Dalai Lama, the monks looking for his new incarnation, a little baby having certain characteristics. After a series of tests of the child to begin to educate as a spiritual leader.
The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was forced to leave Tibet in 1959 after the failure of the armed uprising of the Tibetan population against the Chinese authorities. Together with the supporters he lives in the Indian city Dharmsāla, where the “Tibetan government in exile.” In March 2011 the Dalai Lama announced the removal from office of its leader, but it didn’t cool the controversy and tension between him and Beijing, which declared it illegal for the leadership of the Tibetan separatists. In 1989 the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel peace prize.