Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Exploration 11

An article I found along with interesting facts about Nelson Mandela is that he was first charged with high treason in 1956 but after a four-year trial the charges where dropped, then in 1964 he was sentenced to life in prison and he served time starting in the summer of 1964. But during his time in prison his followers grew steadily and he was quickly accepted as a very significant leader in South Africa. After his release in 1990 he worked even harder to make the goals he had set earlier possible.

The 14th Dalai Lama as a child

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader of Tibet, they are considered enlightened beings who have given up their lives to be rebirth'd so they can serve humanity. A conflict I found is that the Dalai Lama, in 1992 issued guidelines for the constitution of the future free Tibet from China.


  1. Originally i thought the Dalai Lama was just an elected leader like the pope. I didn't realize he was actually an enlightened being who has given up nirvana to further service humanity.

  2. It is pretty amazing how Mandela went through what he did and still fought for what he thought was right.

  3. I like the picture of the Dalai Lama as a child.. We always see him as an old man.