By Dalai Lama
The main intimate dialog but with the world's most renowned holy guy. whilst Victor Chan first visited the Dalai Lama within the Seventies, he assumed that, on the grounds that he's a member of the race chargeable for destroying Tibet, the Dalai Lama may deal with him with disdain. as a substitute, they constructed an in depth dating, out of which Victor was once capable of pose essentially the most own questions ever requested of or responded via the Dalai Lama. From the conversations within the knowledge of Forgiveness, we find less than which situations the Dalai Lama believes he should be able to violence; how the event of profound religious perception feels within the physique and brain; how he realized to like those that a person else might think about an enemy; what his own fears are; what the center of a holy guy feels like in scientific assessments; and the way a hugely constructed religious individual reviews ache. The knowledge of Forgiveness takes those acquaintances on trips from India to eire; from the previous Czechoslovakia to a pilgrimage to Buddhist holy websites. If you have ever questioned why we adore the Dalai Lama loads, this e-book makes it transparent via putting us within the presence of a superb being.
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Then there is the light brown, mottled moonscape of the high Tibetan plateau, the rounded hills lightly dusted with a thin coating of fresh, blue-tinted snow that brings all the nooks and crevices into sharp relief. At the right edge of the photo is a clump of tall, dark green trees, the celebrated and very sacred junipers of Reting Monastery. Of the thousands of transparencies I took during the mideighties, as I sought out and documented Tibet’s sacred places, that picture is my favorite. I’m not sure why that is so.
Congressman Tom Lantos. The prize, named for the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps, was conferred on July 21, 1989. Less than three months later, on October 5, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in Oslo that the Tibetan had also won the Nobel Peace Prize. ” The Dalai Lama, then fifty-four, was the first Asian to be awarded the peace prize without having to share it. During the announcement, Nobel Committee Chairman Egil Aarvik admitted to reporters that nonviolence had not been successful in achieving independence for Tibet over the past three decades.
Now, concerning our struggle for freedom, if we do it without anger, without hatred, but with true forgiveness, we can carry that struggle even more effectively. Struggle with calm mind, with compassion. Through analytical meditation, I now have full conviction that destructive emotions like hatred is no use. Nowadays, anger, hatred, they don’t come. ” Whenever the Dalai Lama talks about forgiveness, he likes to use as an example the story of Lopon-la, a Lhasa monk he knew before the Chinese occupation.
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