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How could Gandhi and the Dalai Lama be compared to one another?

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Both Gandhi and the Dalai Lama spent most of their adult lives opposing a foreign power that threatened or suppressed the freedom of their native land. Gandhi is best known for his fight for Indian liberation from British rule. Likewise, though forced into exile from his native Nepal by the People's Republic of China, the Dalia Lama has long sought freedom and autonomy from China for the Nepalese.

Both men were (or are) dedicated to non-violence. All of Gandhi's fighting for a free and independent India was done non-violently, as is the Dalai Lama's protest against China's interference in Nepal. Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize five times, though he never won. The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1989.

Both men have a broader vision than simply taking care of the needs of...

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