Guru’s of the World, Unite!
* The Darling Guru of the peace & love generation, the Dalai Lama, can do no wrong: like Peanut Khadr, he is seen as a ‘Man of Peace’, or even more so a “Man of Faith’. Hippies, Yuppies and DINKS (double income, no kids) sit beside ferals and peaceniks Â from all the nations of the world to listen to his indigestible schmooze as if it was heavenly wisdom. On the one hand, one could feel sorry for him for losing his feudal castle in the sky, on the other hand the Chinese may have more reasons than one for trying to bring Tibet into the modern age. But, as any properly indoctrinated PC-apostle will tell you: who are we to judge? And isn’t bringing a backward people forcibly into the modern age oppression? Yep, nobody should support the Chinese in their brutal tyranny of Tibet, but what can we in the West learn from a man like the Dalai Lama? Especially since he tells us that ‘Islam is a Religion of Peace’ (what would make him do that?) Â And if he doesn’t know anything about Islam, wouldn’t it be better for him to keep his mouth shut?
Dalai Lama continues portraying Islam as “religion of peace”
BETHLEHEM, Pa. DW
The Dalai Lama said Sunday that “it’s totally wrong, unfair” to call Islam a violent religion.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, appearing at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, offered a defense of Islam in response to a question about the rise of violent religious fundamentalism. He added that he has made a point of reaching out to Muslims since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Dalai Lama arrived at Lehigh on Thursday for a series of talks on a 600-year-old Buddhist text. He took a break Sunday to lecture on “Generating a Good Heart,” and afterward took questions from Lehigh President Alice P. Gast that had been submitted in advance by the public.
Guru’s Everywhere You Look:
Global Warming Guru
Ham-ass -lickin’ Guru
Dalilalalama Guru worshipper Pelosi
Koran kissing Guru
Chairman Mao with Happy Buddha
Kool Aid Guru Â Â Â Â Â PedophileÂ Mass-murdering Guru
Control Guru Hitler:Â “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
Asked why so many Americans are depressed and anxious, he joked: “I’m the wrong person to ask. You should ask Americans.” Then he answered that U.S. society is too competitive and that people always want “something more, something more, something more.”
The Dalai Lama, who attracted a capacity crowd of about 5,000, did not mention next month’s Beijing Olympics. The Chinese government has demanded that the Dalai Lama express support for the Olympics and repudiate efforts to disrupt them as a condition for continued talks.
China has governed Tibet since the 1950s. The Dalai Lama, who fled to India amid a failed uprising in 1959, has said he wants some form of autonomy that would allow Tibetans to freely practice their culture, language and religion.
The Dalai Lama, who turned 73 on July 6, said Sunday that he’s looking forward to “complete retirement.” He joked that he’s now considered a “senior most respected adviser” to Tibet’s government in exile.
He is scheduled to speak at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
* Â Fitzgerald comment:
And on what basis does the Dalai Lama presume to say this? On the basis of study? Impressions gathered while meeting various Muslim leaders or others who assure him that Islam is just swell? Meetings with Uighurs who share a common enemy, and who brush aside any hint of the Jihads — the last one was in 1930 (see “The Gobi” by Mildred Cable), and since then successive Chinese governments have kept the “Turkestan” probem manageable.
Perhaps the Dalai Lama suffers from paulingitis. That is a condition, named after Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, who allowed himself to be taken, took himself, for a political sage. The Dalai Lama is a symbol of Tibetan refusal to role over and play dead, and of the very idea of cultural diversity; one wishes a free Tibet, among other reasons, so as to preserve a certain culture and way of life that is rapidly being sinified.
Does the Dalai Lama not know that the greatest force for cultural sameness, for monotonous, for flattening out, for ending diversity in one vast Umma, is Islam itself?
No, of course he doesn’t. He doesn’t have to think about these things. He’s the Dalai Lama. He’s practically a saint. We don’t impose the same demands on him that we do on the rest of us, the tiresome non-saints here below.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ July 13, 2008 10:54 PM