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Description of this motif: Dalai means "ocean", i.e. infinitely great, Lama "teacher". Dalai Lama is the title of the master in the gelugpa tradition, a tibetan monk order, also known as the tradition of the yellow hats. Dalai Lama is regarded as a manifestation of the boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara. (source: Gads Religionsleksikon, 1999)


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