Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Why I Like The Dalai Lama

And this is another reason why I like the Dalai Lama – no pretence, doesn’t mind appearing to be human, a good sense of humor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W083nSzx1Rc


Gui Do said...

Well, this is the way the Dalai Lama talks. And that's why I somehow like him, too, but not as a spiritual teacher. Considering it more deeply, his short speech doesn't make much sense. Neither can he detect if it is the same mosquito that is coming to him again (unless he watches it all the time) - so he might very well disturb or kill a hungry mosquito that hasn't eaten yet -, nor will this behaviour prevent sometimes deadly diseases. One (the first) bite of the mosquitoe is enough to kill. Actually it makes sense only when the mosquito itself is killed the first time, to protect one's own life according to one's natural, inborn instinct (or knowledge about diseases), and maybe even protect the mosquito from bringing bad karma on itself.

moonpointer said...

The third instance was a demo of flicking away; not killing the mosquito. The video title is wrong :-[

Alessandro S. said...

The Dalai Lama's version of the "Three Strikes" legislation they are passing for Internet abusers. Amusing! :-)