The words Dalai Lama mean different things to different people, that for me they refer only to the o

The words Dalai Lama mean different things to different people, …

The words Dalai Lama mean different things to different people, that for me they refer only to the office I hold. Actually, Dalai is a Mongolian word meaning 'ocean' and Lama is a Tibetan term corresponding to the Indian word guru, which denotes a teacher. From Freedom in Exile, the Autobiography of the Dalai Lama.

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