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  1. tulkunoun

    In Tibetan Buddhism, a high-ranking lama who can choose the manner of his or her rebirth.

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  1. Tulku

    In Tibetan Buddhism, "tulku" is an honorary title given to a recognised reincarnate Lama either on the grounds of his resembling an enlightened being or through his connection to certain qualities of an enlightened being. According to Tulku Thondup, there are three main types of tulkus. They are the emanations of buddhas, the manifestations of highly accomplished adepts, and rebirths of highly virtuous teachers or spiritual friends. There are also authentic secondary types as well which include unrecognized tulkus, blessed tulkus, and tulkus fallen from the path. Amongst the Tulkus of Tibet are those who are reincarnations of superior Bodhisattvas, who are able to choose their place and time of birth as well as their future parents. High-profile examples of tulkus include the Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama and the Karmapa. It has been estimated that as of 2012 there were about 500 tulkus across Tibet, although before the Chinese invasion there were probably a few thousand. Each tulku has a distinct lineage of rebirths. For example, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is held to be the reincarnation of each of the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas of Tibet, who are in turn considered to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, Bodhisattva of Compassion, holder of the White Lotus. The vast majority of tulkus are men, although some are women.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tulku in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tulku in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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