Most people assume the Dalai Lama lives a benevolent yet mundane lifestyle. After all, achieving enlightenment means you surpassed any need for earthly wants or possessions, so the Dalai Lama likely keeps it pretty simple.
But to many deeply suspicious people, the Dalai Lama lives a double life: by day he's the leader of a major religion, at night he's a CIA operative.
Some believe that after China's annexation of Tibet, the CIA sponsored an attempted coup against the Chinese government within the annexed nation.
According to conspiracy theorists, the Dalai Lama took part in assisting this coup as part of the CIA's Cold War efforts to contain the spread of communism.