The motif Dalai Lama in HCA : The Galoshes of Fortune (1838)
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The motif Dalai Lama in HCA : The Galoshes of Fortune (1838)

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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)

Example :

Then he found his way into a cabinet of mirrors such as is to be seen at Rosenborg Castle, though in this heart the mirrors had the power of magnifying objects enormously. Like the Grand Lama of Tibet, the owner's insignificant ego sat in the middle of the floor, in admiring contemplation of his own greatness.

Comment on this quote: The person wearing the galoshes of fortune travels through the hearts of some among the audience at the theatre. The quote is about one of these hearts.
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