Dalai Lama notices that Iraq War is a Bad Thing

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Dalai Lama notices that Iraq War is a Bad Thing

Postby Gouda » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:48 am

How's this for a moment of enlightenment?<br><br>******************<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Dalai Lama: Too many lives lost in Iraq</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>By LAURA KURTZMAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Sep 26, 8:52 PM ET<br><br>LONG BEACH, Calif. - <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The Dalai Lama said Tuesday that violence in Iraq has cost too many lives and soured his view of the U.S.-led war.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The Tibetan spiritual leader initially reserved judgment on the conflict, saying it would only become clear with time whether the invasion was a good idea.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"At the early stage I felt, and also I expressed, 'Too early to say, to judge.' But now, things not very positive," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Now in Iraq — too many killings."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>To restore relations between the Muslim world and the West, he said, both sides should get to know each other.<br><br>"Close contact creates clear understanding," he said. "Then suspicion, fear may not find much room. Even some disagreement doesn't matter."<br><br>The Dalai Lama was in Long Beach to address a women's conference presided over by California first lady Maria Shriver. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>He also met privately with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>The Dalai Lama said he has distilled his personal beliefs to a simple phrase: "My religion is kindness."<br><br>He would not comment directly on the furor aroused in the Muslim world after recent remarks about Islam by<br>Pope Benedict XVI, but the Dalai Lama warned against the misuse of religion to foment social divisions.<br><br>"Mischievous people often use religious faith for their own interests and create conflict," he said. "We have to look at the real message of all these traditions."<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/dalai_lama_iraq;_ylt=Akh6ElybkJbh6rd.B61cTaOMwfIE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NmxuamZjBHNlYwNyaGw-">news.yahoo.com/s/ap/dalai...NlYwNyaGw-</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Dalai Lama notices that Iraq War is a Bad Thing

Postby yathrib » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:53 am

Wow... Maybe if I start meditating, I can figure out that war is bad too! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Dalai Lama notices that Iraq War is a Bad Thing

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:18 am

The Dalai Lama used to support a CIA-backed resistance against China.<br><br>This is why the California buddhist and Asian culture-loving cultural creatives are encouraged to put Free Tibet bumperstickers on their cars, to keep hostility to China alive in the US public and the US military even though the business elites have worked out economic arrangements with Chinese leaders.<br><br>book-<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"Forward by his holiness the Dalai Lama"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1585423483.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=hughmanateewins>Hugh Manatee Wins</A> at: 9/27/06 9:19 am<br></i>
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Not that...

Postby yathrib » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:28 pm

..what CHina is doing in Tibet can in any sense be considered good or excusable. <p></p><i></i>
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Buddha was a CIA frontman

Postby 4911 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:32 pm

"..It was only when the Dalai Lama noted that US soldiers were not plastering Bagdad with Free Tibet stickers as agreed upon that he began to speak out against his CIA masters..." <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=4911>4911</A> at: 9/27/06 12:38 pm<br></i>
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Re: Buddha was a CIA frontman

Postby Dreams End » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:44 pm

"soured his view"? <br><br>I try to view the Tibet CIA connections in the best possible light. China did invade...people need allies...the world isn't perfect.<br><br>I can't imagine how any outcome of the Iraq war would be consistent with Buddhism. <br><br>Some illusions are really hard for me to part with and I'd have to say this is one of the really tough ones for me. I had vague awareness of this for years but I really hate to see that sort of thing.<br> <p></p><i></i>
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We'll all be walking in the Dalai Lama's sandals when

Postby DBtv » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:05 am

our Chinese overlords assume formal control of our continent. They've already bought and paid for it. <br><br>The Dalai Lama is completely about Compassion. So have some compassion for a guy who has seen everything and everyone he loves destroyed by the world's greatest totalitarians who are teaching bushco how to do it. We'll have our abilities to be compassionate to our tomentors challenged soon enough. <br><br>There are good guys and bad guys on the earth right now and Tenzin Gyatso is one of the good guys. <br><br>Namaste. <p></p><i></i>
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the Dalai Lama

Postby robertdreed » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:45 am

Correct me if I'm wrong- I don't have time to do the legwork right now- but it's my impression that some folks were displeased by the Dalai Lama for not supporting a more militant insurgency against China in the years following their 1959 invasion of the country. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: the Dalai Lama

Postby bkkexile » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:06 am

What a load of shit. The Lama's defined totalitarianism. A feudal society that lasted to the mid-20th century. A serfdom ruled by God-monks. Ask the Tibetan's who tried to hang on to their animist-shamanistic system about the compassion of Tibetan buddhism........<br><br>Open your eyes for fuck's sake. <p></p><i></i>
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