How did tenzin gyatso become the dalai lama?
The Dalai Lama is said to be the reincarnation of Masters of Buddhism who have been exempted from the circle of life and death. He was chosen as all Dalai Lama’s are chosen, by his predecessor. The 13th Dalai Lama, a few days before his death, gave the chosen monks the place of birth of the next Dalai Lama. When Tenzin Gyatso was found, a rinpoche or high monk approached him. The Rinpoche was wearing a rosary that had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama, and the little boy of the house recognised it and demanded that it be given to him. A series of tests such as picking out the former Dalai Lama’s robes and belongings out of others confirmed that Tenzin Gyatso was the 14th Dalai Lama.