“Not with me, or at least not with me forever,” Monk Gyatso said. https://tono555.fandom.com/wiki/Gyatso?oldid=5519. The realisation chilled me to my bones, and all hope of a peaceful life with it. 1 He knows all about spirits Although Tenzin doesn't share Unalaq's spirit bending style, he is quite well versed in the ways of the Spirit World and the spirits who walk among mortals. Gyatso held a great adoration for Aang, desiring to keep him close by his side and shelter his childhood to the point that the council saw fit to separate the two. Gyatso grew up in the Southern Air Temple and became close friends with Roku when the young Avatar traveled to the temple at age sixteen to commence his airbending training. , Gyatso had a great sense of humor; he often played pranks on his peers with his pupil, Aang, and even used his airbending to cheat during a Pai Sho game.  He also procrastinated in his training when he was younger, such as when he did not practice his gliding, instead choosing to race with Avatar Roku. 6 The Statue Of Monk Gyatso At The Southern Airtemple And The Mystery Behind It The Southern Airtemple holds a lot of significance for Aang. Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.” About the Author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. Aang, the current incarnation of the Avatar, was born upon the dead Avatar Roku, the previous Avatar incarnate. The two shared a close bond and were often found having fun together. Roku? The bond between the two became very strong and intimate to the point where Gyatso became a paternal figure to Aang, as well as a close friend and confidant. Updates? You’ll have only Roku with you, forever.” Sozin tired to keep his face blank as he stared down the Air Nomad. Kelzang Gyatso was born in Lithang of Eastern Tibet or Kham, in the present-day Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of present-day Sichuan province. , When Aang returned to the Southern Air Temple one hundred years later, he accidentally stumbled upon Gyatso's skeleton, causing him to cross over into the Avatar State, overcome by rage, grief and guilt. Aang would continue to feel guilty about running away and "not being there for his people when they needed him most" until Guru Pathik helped him to deal with this pain and to let it go. a path with no return since he left home at the age of 19 and became a monk in Tsangar Monastery, in Tongde County, Hainan . “I never saw Gyatso again,” he says to Katara. One party made its way to Amdo, in the far northeast region of the Tibetan cultural domain, where it encountered a young boy named Lhamo Dhondup, the son of a farmer. “I will reincarnate when Aang needs me most. (See Dalai Lama: A Call to Compassion.) "We can't concern ourselves with what was. A commentary to Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. It is said that the previous incarnations of the 14th Dalai Lama extend not only to the previous 13 but further back into Tibetan history to include the first Buddhist kings (chos rgyal) of the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries. He was regarded highly as an excellent airbender and was chosen among the other men to be on the Council of Elders. But, there's a lot to this structure that is oddly unique. There are 4 main racial groups in the world of Avatar; the Air Nomads, Fire Nation, Earth Kingdom and Water Tribe. Palden Gyatso was a Tibetan Buddhist monk. On March 31 he and his escorts arrived in India, where the Indian government offered them asylum. In February 1959, despite the turmoil, the Dalai Lama sat for his examination for the rank of geshe (“spiritual friend”), the highest scholastic achievement in the Dge-lugs-pa sect.  In his earlier years, Gyatso also had a strong friendship with Aang's previous incarnation, Roku. The additional weight proved too much for him to handle, and the two of them crashed into a group of student airbenders on the land below. Avatar: ... Reddit user PM_ME_SOME_ANY_THING argues Momo is the reincarnated form of Monk Gyatso, Avatar Aang’s previous guardian and mentor. Aang overheard this and, having already been ostracized by his peers after his identity as the Avatar had been revealed, was shocked that the monks wanted to isolate him from his last and best friend. , Eventually, Gyatso became a master airbender and was promoted to one of the five head monks at the Southern Air Temple. 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