“A tip of the hat to Justin Whitaker for this morning’s post, The Dalai Lama responds to the Paris attacks, great catch.”
“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.
“I hate it when Buddhists call for prayers in the aftermath of a tragedy.”
“As if that is what we do.”
“We don’t pray for things to happen.”
“We make things happen.”
“Good thing His Holiness didn’t go there then I guess.”
“The French government responded yesterday by attacking ISIS in Syria.”
“That is to be expected.”
“What is a Buddhist to do?”
“It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are.”
“We have yet to hear from the Karmapa.”
“That’s one way to go.”
“Wait until Ogyen Trinley Dorje tells you what to do.”
End scene. Fini.
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