Dalai Lama, 14th
The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realized beings inspired by a wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help humanity. (Read more here . . .)
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The 14th Dalai Lama on the Third Turning:
- In the third turning we find a detailed explanation of the path for attaining enlightenment. It emphasizes the potential that we all have for future enlightenment. This potential, called Tathagatagarbha, or Buddha nature, is something we have always had, from time without beginning. When we talk about the truth of the path, we are not talking about something completely foreign to our nature, which might suddenly appear like a mushroom, as though without a seed or cause. It is because we have this foundation or capacity for ultimate omniscience that we are able to attain enlightenment.
- The texts belonging to the second turning demonstrate the empty nature of phenomena, while the Sutra of Buddha-Nature and other teachings relating to the third turning emphasize wisdom, the clear and luminous aspect of mind.
- Source: A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, page 5.
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- Geluk · religious affiliation