Dalai Lama: facts and opinions about his holiness

Facts About his holiness

People might often doubt on the possibility of Dalai Lama’s income and net worth as they may expect a monk to earn a little or nothing. However beside a clear and vision-able outlook, the head of the Geluk school might have a lots of funding available to continue his stint operation to help and lead the people who were alongside him during his exile

Original NameTenzin Gyatso
Net Worth$100 Million
Income SourceCharitable Fundings, businesses

The monk was the head of the Tibet government when he was forced to flee back in 1959. It is believed that he is the man who advocates the better for millions of people of Chinese citizens.

It is believed that the government set up in exile in India and, at least until the 1970s, received $US1.7 million a year from the CIA. Addition to that, Dalai Lama was himself receiving almost US $15,000 a month, which equals USD $180,000 a year from 1950s to 1974 and it is believed the funding was made from CIA’s payroll.
Source: Income Worth

The Dalai Lama /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ (US), /ˌdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ (UK) is a monk of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism,the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism[4] founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The Dalai Lama title was created by Altan Khan (Shunyi Wang of China) in 1578. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

The Dalai Lama has always been an important figure of the Gelug tradition. Although finding dominance in Central Tibet, the Dalai Lama has been an important figure beyond sectarian boundaries. The Dalai Lama figure is important for many reasons. Since the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama his personage has always been a symbol of unification of the state of Tibet, where he has represented Buddhist values and traditions. From Wikipedia

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 Opinions about his holiness?

  1. I do not respect the Dalai Lama. He’s a political power broker. The Dalai Lama is not honorable to me. Ashin Wirathu
  2. You don’t have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life’s about change. John Cleese
  3. Performing for the Dalai Lama – those are words I never imagined coming out of my mouth.
    Joe Nichols
  4. I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask – if he had ever seen Caddyshack. Jesse Ventura
  5. The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother’s love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested. Richard Gere
  6. The Dalai Lama can claim the sanction of the Buddha, who is said to have altered his teachings in order to reach a diverse audience. Pankaj Mishra
  7. The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them. Daniel Goleman
  8. In my downtime, you’ll mostly find me curled up with a book. I love reading biographies. My favourites are those of Dalai Lama, Osama Bin Laden, and Einstein. Madhur Bhandarkar
  9. The Dalai Lama was once asked for his favorite chant, and he said it was better not to have a favorite anything, which I think is a great thought. Jeremy Piven
  10. Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama. Joanna Lumley
  11. A good model of how to ‘work with the enemy’ internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet. Alice Walker
  12. As the spiritual leader of six million people, the Dalai Lama can be credited with a significant renunciation of the authority of tradition – of the conventional politics of national self-interest as well as of religion. Pankaj Mishra
  13. I’ve met the Dalai Lama briefly, but I would probably say my grandfather was the wisest person I ever met. He was my mother’s father, an Indian, a family doctor, and very unlike me in that he was deeply religious. Salman Rushdie
  14. The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. Sidney Sheldon
  15. What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave. He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet, because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people. Martin Scorsese
  16. Buddha’s teaching are very simple, you don’t have to break your head to understand the message. The part that I like the most from Buddha’s teachings and from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, is that the most powerful weapon is to not attack, to be able to have self-control. Ricky Martin
  17. Dalai Lama’s got nothing on me. Jimmy McGill
  18. I think Dalai Lama efforts have been heroic. Pico Iyer
  19. I also saw the Dalai Lama a few times. Martin Scorsese
  20. I believe that Willy Nelson is the hillbilly Dalai Lama. Kinky Friedman
  21. The Dalai Lama has been extremely interested in science since his childhood. Matthieu Ricard
  22. I’m human here, people. I’m not the Dalai Lama. But I’m trying. Rumer Willis
  23. If I prayed as much as I pluck, I’d be the Dalai Lama. Kathie Lee Gifford
  24. Are there any celebs I’d like to meet? I’d love to meet the Dalai Lama. Martin Shaw
  25. I heard about the Dalai Lama, you know and I thought to myself, why not me? Zach Braff
  26. I would say that by virtue of transforming politics, [Dalai Lama] is in fact easily underestimated. Pico Iyer
  27. The Dalai Lama challenged me – he said, ‘Why can’t you use technological tools to study kindness and compassion? Richard Davidson
  28. The Dalai Lama says don’t pray for peace, don’t wait for peace, don’t talk about peace – do it right now. Pico Iyer
  29. I don’t like the antagonism that most religions have for science, and freedom and, frankly, individuality. I do like the Dalai Lama. George Meyer
  30. I think Dalai Lama is always careful about stressing that people be led into the practice by somebody who knows what’s going on. Pico Iyer
  31. Dalai Lama is taking a subtle and nuanced view of politics and he is thinking in terms of events well beyond our lifetime. Pico Iyer
  32. Spiritual practice should not be confused with grim duty. It is the laughter of the Dalai Lama and the wonder born with every child. Jack Kornfield
  33. [The Dalai Lama ] says Western traditions can teach Tibetans a lot about social action, and he thinks some Christians are very good at that. Pico Iyer
  34. When one questions [Dalai Lama’s] political actions, it is worth remembering that he’s the single most experienced politician on the planet at this moment. Pico Iyer
  35. Maybe the Dalai Lama is the only person who is totally honest, and even with him, he’s skillful not to hurt anybody. He’s skillful. Richard Gere
  36. The Dalai Lama says that when a Catholic and a Buddhist speak, the Buddhist becomes a deeper Buddhist and the Catholic becomes a deeper Catholic. Pico Iyer
  37. I think of the Dalai Lama as a doctor of the mind offering medicine and specific counsel and cures in the way a great doctor would. Pico Iyer
  38. The Dalai Lama would say that meditation is something that can help everyone. But he’s aware that it can be misused or things can go wrong. Pico Iyer
  39. People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama. Carmen Electra
  40. The Dalai Lama’s entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness. Joe Nichols
  41. Dalai Lama is very interested in learning from and sharing tips with people in other traditions, but he always stresses that we shouldn’t underestimate the important differences between them. Pico Iyer
  42. More than any religious figure that I can think of, Dalai Lama goes out of his way to attend interfaith conferences; religious harmony is one of his urgent priorities in life. Pico Iyer
  43. Dalai Lama has not coming to show us his kindness, so that we can enjoy his charisma, he’s coming with a specific message for the specific circumstances of the world today. Pico Iyer
  44. I would hesitate to give advice to the Dalai Lama and his people because they are suffering. The Dalai Lama suffered from exile and the people in Tibet suffer from oppression. Elie Wiesel
  45. Yet [Dalai Lama] has said very strongly that basic freedoms of thought and speech have to be respected in Tibet and they’re not at the moment. Tolerance doesn’t mean accepting what’s unfair. Pico Iyer
  46. I think [Dalai Lama]is far and away the most solid, deep-thinking, far-sighted politician I’ve met, and I’ve been a journalist for 26 years for Time magazine, so I’ve met a lot of politicians. Pico Iyer
  47. When I was two years old, I heard about his [Dalai Lama] flight from Tibet. Being very little, I said, “Oh, good Tibetans, bad Chinese.” Those were the black-and-white ways that I thought. Pico Iyer
  48. The Dalai Lama once said that ‘If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change!’ This is a great thought! And great thoughts belong to great men only! Mehmet Murat İldan
  49. I’ve tended to lean more toward the Dalai Lama and people like Russell Means who have been my political and spiritual North Stars, but I certainly regard Nelson Mandela with great respect and humility. Ian Astbury
  50. The Dalai Lama acknowledges that he’s met Westerners who to some extent are clearly Easterners at heart, and he would never want them not to become Buddhists just because they happened to be born in California. Pico Iyer
  51. Even under Apple founder Steve Jobs, the company did emphasize values. Remember the Think Different ad campaign that used pictures of the Dalai Lama, Amelia Earhart, Mahatma Gandhi? But Jobs focused on the integrity of Apple’s products. Laura Sydell
  52. I’ve also learned from [Dalai Lama] that we make the world by how we choose to look at it. In any situation you can make it constructive or dismaying, depending on that powerful computer we call the mind. Pico Iyer
  53. On Apple’s special store for the Chinese market, apps related to the Dalai Lama are censored, as is one containing information about the exiled Uighur dissident leader Rebiya Kadeer. Apple similarly censors apps for iPads sold in China. Rebecca MacKinnon
  54. With the war in Iraq, he [Dalai Lama] feels that the causes of that lie maybe hundreds of years ago, and he says, “What we do now may have consequences far into the future that we will never see.” Pico Iyer
  55. I loved reading the Dalai Lama’s words: My religion is loving-kindness. I realized that meant loving-kindness to everyone in my life: past, present, and future; and that meant loving-kindness to myself-in my pain, in my jealousy, in my fear. Elizabeth Kim
  56. Most of us who have been lucky enough to hear, read and see the Dalai Lama, often come away thinking, “What a kind, inspiring and golden human being!” That is true, but I think it does him an injustice. Pico Iyer
  57. The Dalai Lama is my personal (and the world’s) hero and has been for me since I was 17 and I first learned about him. His openness and acceptance of the world and his focus on others are constant inspirations for me. Nick Morgan
  58. Gandhi or Bishop Tutu or the Dalai Lama. I think they’re really embodiments of what we aspire to and, by keeping them in our heads, we’re reminding ourselves of who we could be. That’s what we’re hoping to climb up towards. Pico Iyer
  59. Dalai Lama once said that ‘My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.’ This is a great thought! Humanity has never seen and will never see any religion better than this! Seek no religion other than the religion of kindness! Mehmet Murat İldan
  60. The Dalai Lama, these days, encourages Westerners not to take up Buddhism, partly because he feels that our roots are deep in other traditions, and we should go deeper into our own traditions rather than just acquiring the surfaces of others. Pico Iyer
  61. The Dalai Lama says Tibet and the modern world can engage in a conversation; perhaps Tibet has something to share with the rest of us based on its researches into mind, and we have a lot that we can share with Tibet. Pico Iyer
  62. The Dalai Lama visited the White House and told the President that he could teach him to find a higher state of consciousness. Then after talking to Bush for a few minutes, he said, ‘You know what? Let’s just grab lunch.’ Bill Maher
  63. One of the things that people sense is that you are not doing this for self-glorification, you are doing it for the sake of others. The Dalai Lama has been in exile for so many years, yet the Chinese are running scared of him. Desmond Tutu
  64. He [Dalai Lama] feels, and I feel, and everyone feels the suffering and frustration of the Tibetans who long for action, who long for a militant response. But, in some ways very few of those individuals have ever been in the position of being head of state. Pico Iyer
  65. As soon as I began to talk to Dalai Lama, I realized that Chinese and Tibetans from his point of view are mostly the same. And as he pointed out during the recent disturbances, the Chinese are suffering under a tough government much as the Tibetans are. Pico Iyer
  66. Dalai Lama was leading his country during the rigors of World War II, he was in Beijing for a year in 1954; he was up against Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai from the time that he was fifteen. So he’s no newcomer or naive when it comes to politics. Pico Iyer
  67. He [The Dalai Lama] has made it his mission to say, “We can’t afford to squabble over minor differences, we have to concentrate on what we have in common, our common mission, our common culture – and indeed what we have in common with the rest of the world.” Pico Iyer
  68. When I am there [Tibet], I am very happy. The Tibetans radiate. They literally send out light. His holiness [the Dalai Lama] generates love and compassion to every human being. He has committed himself to that. I haven’t made that leap yet. I haven’t given up self-aspiration. I still love making movies. Richard Gere
  69. I think of myself as living so much outside borders or old categories that I choose as my leaders U2, the Dalai Lama, Vaclav Havel, Sigur Ros, Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, and the girl next door. By definition, in short, my leaders are the ones who think in terms larger, and more intimate, than any country. Pico Iyer
  70. The whole Hollywood conception of Tibet as this peace-loving country denies the complex humanity of the Tibetan people. Their ideas exist in a high degree of tension with impulses toward corruption, toward violence, toward all sorts of things. The Dalai Lama himself would say that he has to fight these impulses himself on a daily basis. Pankaj Mishra
  71. At the age of eighty, the Dalai Lama has begun to discuss a range of prospects for the future disposition of his soul. Traditionally, after he dies, a search party of senior monks would set out to locate his new incarnation, who is most often a boy toddler, who goes on to be trained as a monk and a leader. Evan Osnos
  72. It turned out this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And she said gently-that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible. Anne Lamot