What did the Dalai Lama have to say about the Paris attacks?

Picture of HHDL from Justin Whitaker’s blog the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players how we should respond to the Paris attacks…

Sally begins.

“A tip of the hat to Justin Whitaker for this morning’s post, The Dalai Lama responds to the Paris attacks, great catch.”

Sally adds.

“His Holiness nailed it.”

Violence is a reaction by short-sighted, out-of-control people. At 81, I believe it cannot be resolved through prayers or government help. We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighbourhood and society.

CarolIne replies.

“I hate it when Buddhists call for prayers in the aftermath of a tragedy.”

Caroline adds.

“As if that is what we do.”

Sally replies.

“Pray?”

Caroline continues.

“We don’t pray for things to happen.”

Caroline adds.

“We make things happen.”

Sally replies.

“Good thing His Holiness didn’t go there then I guess.”

Allen replies.

“The French government responded yesterday by attacking ISIS in Syria.”

Jonathan replies.

“That is to be expected.”

Sally replies.

“What is a Buddhist to do?”

Virginia replies.

“It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are.”

Virginia adds.

“We have yet to hear from the Karmapa.”

Karl replies.

“That’s one way to go.”

Karl adds.

“Wait until Ogyen Trinley Dorje tells you what to do.”

End scene. Fini.

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One response to “What did the Dalai Lama have to say about the Paris attacks?

  1. Ron

    Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje issued a very insightful and comforting statement thought. http://www.karmapa.org/karmapas-statement-on-the-attacks-in-paris/

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