Friday, September 12, 2014

From Tim Musser--the Dalai Lama on War. "The Heart Would Never Understand"

Tim Musser has sent a beautiful story about the Dalai Lama. Very relevant at this time when our nation may again go to war:

The Dalai Lama has said that his religion is kindness.  Kindness is supposed to be the religion of Christians too. At the end of one of his talks, a young woman once asked the Dalai Lama, "Why didn't you fight back against the Chinese?" The Dalai Lama looked down, swung his feet just a bit, then looked back up at her and the audience and said with a gentle smile, "Well, war is obsolete, you know." Then, after a few moments, his face grave, he said, "Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back. . .but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you."

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