Big Jacob Ferdlehrer of Narrangansett, R.I., browses the book rack at Kinimura's Adult Books. Mr. Ferdlehrer is noted for having since 1952 claimed to be the real Dalai Lama, challenging Tenzin Gyatso's claim to the seat. He maintains that he woke on February 10, 1950 to find himself wearing a yellow hat called a "gelug", the traditional headcovering of the Tibetan Dalais. He has petitioned the monks at several monasteries in Tibet, telling them that he has had dreams wherein Palden Lhamo, the Guardian of the Sacred Lake, has told him that he is the true reincarnated Dalai Lama, but all his protests have fallen on deaf ears. Ferdlehrer is not one to give up however, and he plans next to approach the U.N. for help in plying his claim.
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