Islam misunderstood: Dalai Lama
Indian Express (thanks to Mullah)
One’s understanding of Islam should not be “generalised” and based on the activities of a few people, the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday.
The Dalai Lama has given the clearest sign yet that he is preparing to retire from political life, possibly within a year. (SMH)
The Tibetan spiritual leader was speaking at Jamia Millia Islamia’s convocation after receiving the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Jamia’s Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung.
“Islam has been misunderstood due to some mischievous people who happened to have an Islamic background,” he said, referring to the September 11 “event”.
The Dalai Lama, who began his speech in Tibetan, switched over to English, prefacing it with a lengthy apology for his broken English.
Newsline had reported on Tuesday that the Ministry of External Affairs finally gave its assent to awarding the Dalai Lama, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, with a doctorate. “His humanism has always triumphed over politics â€” his message of compassion, altruism and peace has made him a statesman for our troubled times,” states the degree citation.
No mention about his greed. If he had any integrity, he wouldn’t sell out to the soldiers of Allah.
The Dalai Lama believes inÂ Marxism. But does Marxism believe in someone who obtainsÂ religious authority through god-based reincarnation magic? I’d ask a Marxist, but that would require talking to one.
No wonder the American left loves him. Â The Dalai Lama admits to being a Marxist.
He should have told Obama. Maybe he wouldn’t have been forced to leave the White HouseÂ through the trash door following their meeting in February.
TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he’s a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him.
“Still I am a Marxist,” the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures.
“(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits,” the Dalai Lama, 74, said.
However, he credited China’s embrace of market economics for breaking communism’s grip over the world’s most populous country and forcing the ruling Communist Party to “represent all sorts of classes”.
“(Capitalism) brought a lot of positive to China. Millions of people’s living standards improved,” he said.
Those “moral ethics” of Marxism have only killed aroundÂ 94 million people and impoverished millions.
It’s moral, if you have no understanding of history.
“Materialism” to blame for empty churches;
Bishops: Â Â LessÂ money = better living
Europe has become increasingly selfish and materialistic in the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the heads of the Roman Catholic bishops’ conferences across Europe said at the end of their three-day annual meeting at the weekend. “The crisis sweeping Europe today is serious,” they said in a statement after the session in Paris. They cited materialism, individualism and relativism as major challenges facing European society.
Islam? Never heard of it….
Heavenly Social Engineers: “the mere constant acquisition of goods will never fill people’s hearts…”
“Materialism” to blame for empty churches;....stupidity to blame for empty cleric heads….
The Tundra Tabloids doesn’t hold back:
As for the Bishops lamenting the dawn of materialism, the TT has this to say: the materialism that they dread, has put food on the table for billions of people around the world, having raised their standards of living, far more than any international aid they are always moaning on about. The Â advice is to shut up and be thankfull that they live in an age where capitalism is still allowed to work its magic.
The arrogance of clergy
New Age Guru: Dallilallalama….
The war has been “so far, I think, a failure,” he told reporters, adding that he could not yet judge its outcome. “Using military forces, the other hard-liners become even more hard … and due to civilian casualties the other side also sometimes is getting more sympathy from local people.”
Shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about… Dalliman…
“This idea that if you are nice to the Chinese Communist Party up front you can cash in later is just wrong. If you lower the bar on human rights they will just move it lower and lower.”
“Non-violence can’t tackle terror,” Â Dalai man speaketh words of wisdom::Â
* What changed his mind? Not so long ago we heard this:Â The Dalai Lama said Sunday thatÂ “it’s totally wrong, unfair”Â to call Islam a violent religion.Â
* Â Hey Mister Dalai-man: Muslim-ology is Not Islam
NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed.Â
“It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here.Â
He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated.Â
“They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated…but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed,” the Dalai Lama said.Â
He said that the only way to tackle terrorism is through prevention. The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile left the audience stunned when he said “I love President George W Bush.” He went on to add how he and the US President instantly struck a chord in their first meeting unlike politicians who take a while to develop close ties.