Dalai Lama

Map showing the extent of the Khoshut Khanate, 1642–1717, after the Unification of Tibet under the 5th Dalai Lama with Sonam Chöphel and Güshi Khan

Hugh Richardson's summary of the period covering the four short-lived, 19th-century Dalai Lamas:

Thubten Jigme Norbu, the elder brother of the 14th Dalai Lama, described these unfortunate events as follows, although there are few, if any, indications that any of the four were said to be 'Chinese-appointed imposters':

to perpetuate their domination over Tibetan affairs, did not desire a Dalai Lama who will ascend the throne and become a strong and capable ruler over his own country and peoplewhen people get sick, some [Tibetans] will say: 'Just do your prayers, you don't need medical treatment.'