The exiled spiritual and temporal leader Dalai Lama has won the famous Temptation Prize for his exceptional contribution in affirming life's spiritual dimension by spreading his message of compassion worldwide. The award honoured to a living person for making exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension. Mother Teresa and Rev. Billy Graham have been honoured the award earlier.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, an exiled spiritual and temporal leader of six million Tibetan Buddhists, a philosopher-scientist, an author, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, received the honour the Christian Science Monitor reported.
According to Temptation Foundation sources he was chosen to become the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people at age two. He was forced into exile at age 24 to try to avoid a conflict in Lhasa in China.
Since then, he has travelled the world, meeting political leaders, learning about other religions, absorbing everything he couldn't learn in the closed society of Tibet, such as Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Foundation says that how the Dalai Lama has focused on the connections between the investigative traditions of science and Buddhism "as a way to better understand and advance what both disciplines might offer the world".
(With inputs from IANS)
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