This is Taiwan related somewhere. Since we love the DL here. I just read this in the papers in New York today, and it makes me think, if 65,000 people went to see him at Central Park on Sunday, he is more popular then Jesus, more popular the Beatles, more popular than BritneyJolinMadonnaTEnsionEnergy5566 and the Kinki Kids put together, and maybe, just maybe, this guy is the real thing. For our times.
65,000 people. ANd his humor is special. I myself love the guy. I herebyu nominate the Dali Lama (special spelling allowed) as President of the Universe for all Times. What’s your take on this darma bum?
I feel better now just reading about him. Blah blah blah. His spirituality is quietly convincing.
the newspapers said:
over 65,000 Truth seekers, loyal subjects, peace lovers and the merely curious blanketed the East Meadow in Central Park yesterday to receive the Dalai Lama’s persistent message of compassion and nonviolence.Under a brilliant sun, the Tibetan leader and Buddhist holy man spoke with the usual self-deprecation, gentle humor and stingless tone that he reserves for Western audiences. His talk was general, informal and relatively free of deep Buddhist dogma, in keeping with the broad range of listeners.
“I have nothing to offer, no special thing,” he said with a chuckle. “Just some blah, blah, blah.”
Nevertheless, he turned to serious topics, including the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and his campaign to promote nonviolence throughout the world. “More compassion automatically opens our inner self,” he said. “Too much self-centered attitude closes our inner door.” “The very concept of war is out of date,” he said to applause. “Destruction of your neighbor as an enemy is essentially a destruction of yourself.”