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Truku Prema Wangyal was recognized to be a reincarnated Buddhist Lamain the village of Ura in northeastern Bhutan when he was just 4 years old.  He was said to be like no other child his age and exuded an incredible, quiet aura of wisdom.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, landlocked between India and China, sat in isolation for thousands of years. They had no paved roads until the 1960s, kept the kingdom off-limits to foreigners until 1974, and launched television only in 1999. Bhutanese do not rely on Gross Domestic Product as the best indicator of their progress. Instead they measure success by “Gross National Happiness.” This index measures people's quality of life and Bhutan has been continually ranked as the happiest country in the world. Follow for more stories from around the world.

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hisafar
hisafar : پست های خوبی دارید
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
adamhow
adamhow :
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chechirosania
chechirosania : ❤️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
libra84wisco
libra84wisco : same thing happened in the USA with indigenous people. My grandma had to go to a mission school until the government shut it down. She's 81.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
1jessilopez
1jessilopez : ❤ Bhutan
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
leeyamightes
leeyamightes : You know people tend to be most happy in the spring of the yearly seasons like flowers that bloom yeah
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
_7treasure7_
_7treasure7_ : I thought thats my name
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
explauren.d
explauren.d : Yes. My in-laws are Native Alaskan and in the '40s the missionaries (terrible people) came to their village amd put all the kids in white-people school forbidding them from speaking their language and "saving" them with Christianity. They've since all but lost the old ways and knowledge. Terrible tragedy.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
dongshio
dongshio : all signs are hinting me to go visit you
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
maibaldisserri
maibaldisserri :
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wafaa.alhassann
wafaa.alhassann : 💙
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
renatoamoroso
renatoamoroso : Tulku not Truku
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mamakwan
mamakwan :
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karenwasi66
karenwasi66 : Sweet child.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
julie.hoffman9612
julie.hoffman9612 : Now that’s a wonderful way to live
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
karma_jigme
karma_jigme : Beautiful
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
karma_jigme
karma_jigme : Even internet was launched in my country in the same year as Television in 1999.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
libra84wisco
libra84wisco : right! It's one of the main reasons I refuse to be a Christian. I want to know the traditional ways. My ancestors are Mohican and my son is mixed with Menominee. Lots of info was lost with the Mohicans from being pushed from New York and Massachusetts to Wisconsin. Menominee was always here and luckily their history is intact.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
shereen.seleem
shereen.seleem :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
explauren.d
explauren.d : I'm super caucasian, but frickin white people! We always ruin everything! And when is the last time organized religion did anything to help anyone?? Just causes a lot of millennia-long wars, bigotry, and fear.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
daniellelynnpierce
daniellelynnpierce : read
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nadineurciuoli
nadineurciuoli : read this!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
matias_letelier
matias_letelier : Had the privilege to visit this amazing country and get to know this rich and beautiful culture!!! An amazing experience!!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
atulvadhavkar0
atulvadhavkar0 : Great capture!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
taki81
taki81 : So sweet and so beautiful 👏👏👏
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
luxlady1_
luxlady1_ : 👍📷
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
iluminata_hani
iluminata_hani : this :)
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
choice_kurniawan
choice_kurniawan : Kapan kesini ?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
travisflying
travisflying : I want to visit it.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
dgn.ddm
dgn.ddm : 👍😇
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sweetsoul_rp
sweetsoul_rp : 😍🤗
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
steffimercado56
steffimercado56 : 👍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
narges.heydari2639
narges.heydari2639 : This photo's page are wonderful
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
biebsselenator
biebsselenator : Nepal
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
issamariella
issamariella : They're so wise. Truly an inspiration for all of us
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jen.du
jen.du : Woo... the light 💡
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
hullnee88
hullnee88 : A beautiful work.😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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