Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Lama

Tibetan� Bla-ma (�superior one�)� in Tibetan Buddhism, a spiritual leader. Originally used to translate �guru� (Sanskrit: �venerable one�) and thus applicable only to heads of monasteries or great teachers, the term is now extended out of courtesy to any respected monk or priest. The common Western usage of �lamaism� and �lamasery� are, in fact, incorrect terms of reference for Tibetan Buddhism and a Tibetan

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