Travel Blogs from Lhasa
Oṃ Maṇi Padme Hūṃ
ༀམཎིཔ' 21;ྨེཧཱུ& #3971;།
It is very good to recite the mantra om mani padre hum, but while you are doing it you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast - generosity, ethics, …
... with pushing my way through the crowds so I suggested they pick me up and throw me over instead! When we finally made it out our guide dashed to the office to get the ticket stamped and was relieved that we made it through in time. The palace didn't disappoint but it was a shame we were rushed through it felt ridiculous having to push your way through a tourist attraction and at £30 it wasn't cheap. The Potala Palace was the main residence of the Dalai Lama ...
At the end of the last blog, I had mentioned that we were headed to Tibet, which was promising to be the highlight of the trip. I had been there before in ’96 and was blown away by how other-worldly the place was. Like no other place I’ve ever seen, Tibetan life is completely dominated by
Buddhism: you see monks and nuns everywhere, prayer flags line every building, and almost every woman walks around with a hand-held prayer ...
... less than most. The very first Dalai Lama is buried here and this is the headquarters of the Panchen Lama. Of which at the moment there are two. Because the Dalai Lama identified a 6 year old boy as the latest reincarnation back in 1995, only for the lad and his family to be forcibly relocated by the Chinese and no one knows where they now are. The Chinese then got the monks at the Monastery to choose another Panchen Lama which they did. The second one is ...
... is very different in that it incorporates many aspects of Tibet's earlier (largely animistic) religion, called Bon.The faithful in Tibet are just that: believers adoring their opportunity to be here. The repeated full-body prostrations; the truly joyful expressions on their faces; the physically feeble, ancient woman aided by her family, taking the path through the temple: All of it reflects the strong and durable faith of these people. Today we were introduced ...
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