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59. I'm impressed with his books and teachings.
If he's pro Nazi and repressive Marxist, it certainly hasn't shown in his books.

I'd have to hear more on in what manner he means specifically before I could comment on him actually being a Marxist. I doubt it's what it's being portrayed as.

He's often said we should help each other and share and I'm pretty sure that's what he's going on. Regardless, his teachings are so good, if he is a Marxist, I don't care. I'm not taught to follow him unquestionably but to question everything and toss out what I can't use.
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  -'I'm a Marxist:' Dalai Lama demoleft  May-20-10 07:25 PM   #0 
  - Wow - good for him!  marylanddem   May-20-10 07:34 PM   #1 
  - So this is a Marxist board? Why didn't anyone tell me?  Alhena   May-21-10 12:00 AM   #43 
     - True Marxism has never been tried  slay   May-21-10 03:20 AM   #66 
     - Yes, because verily there is no better laboratory for what will work in the real world  Warren DeMontague   May-21-10 03:31 AM   #69 
     - Go ahead - enjoy capitalism - right up until it destroys the planet  slay   May-21-10 03:32 AM   #70 
     - That would be a shame, since I was getting awfully fond of the Planet Genius.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-10 03:36 AM   #71 
     - If you don't understant it, then how can you say it wouldn't work?  Javaman   May-21-10 11:06 AM   #102 
     - For the same reason true capitalism has never been tried...?  LanternWaste   May-21-10 02:17 PM   #140 
     - Excellent pic! nt  valerief   May-21-10 12:35 PM   #124 
     - Good thing no one said community colleges are a laboratory for what works in the real world,  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:08 AM   #82 
     - True Marxism is practiced everyday  BOG PERSON   May-21-10 12:45 PM   #129 
     - It is also important to remember that Marx & Engels wrote  Jackpine Radical   May-21-10 05:06 PM   #148 
     - How did Marcuse advance anyone's understanding about anything?  BOG PERSON   May-21-10 05:46 PM   #149 
     - I think he was a voice for humane values  Jackpine Radical   May-22-10 09:39 AM   #192 
     - Also, Marx didn't envision his political system  socialist_n_TN   May-22-10 10:11 AM   #193 
     - There goes his invitations to the White House  hollowdweller   May-21-10 08:54 PM   #163 
     - Gives 'em something to do, in the dorm lounge.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-10 03:29 AM   #68 
     - Oh, so only your opinion counts? Got it. e-posturer indeed.  NoSheep   May-21-10 09:32 AM   #76 
     - If I thought it was a genuinely held and informed opinion ...  Alhena   May-21-10 10:46 AM   #96 
        - You haven't lived it...not even in your mind. You admit that. Then why not just hush?  NoSheep   May-22-10 01:50 AM   #175 
     - fuck it. i realize in retrospect that i don't really give a shit. n/t  Soylent Brice   May-21-10 12:23 PM   #122 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-21-10 12:36 PM   #125 
     - Non-Marxist = Falwellite, gotcha  Alhena   May-21-10 01:32 PM   #134 
     - In classic style your comment implies that Marxism must be contagious...  JackRiddler   May-21-10 02:52 PM   #143 
     - Your response embodies the increasing sardonic posts  Maraya1969   May-21-10 02:57 PM   #144 
     - "didn't pass the test of history" ??  lstrether   May-22-10 06:31 PM   #200 
     - Why the personal attacks? The poster just likes an alternative economic system. nt  ZombieHorde   May-22-10 06:37 PM   #201 
  - Says the guy making a bundle for speaking  FLPanhandle   May-20-10 07:34 PM   #2 
  - ! and hanging out with Richard Gere & co! nt  flamingdem   May-20-10 09:39 PM   #13 
  - Isn't Marxism more about how and for what/whom money and other resources are used?  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:16 AM   #85 
  - It's okay to be a marxist...  Imajika   May-20-10 07:36 PM   #3 
  - Or have to live in a Marxist country  Freddie Stubbs   May-20-10 08:50 PM   #8 
  - and can make a pile of money and live in 5 star hotels.  FLPanhandle   May-20-10 09:00 PM   #10 
  - kinda like Sarah Palin... nt  caledesi   May-20-10 09:19 PM   #12 
  - Wow... throwing the Dalai Lama under the bus...  liberation   May-20-10 10:36 PM   #22 
     - Dalai Lama, the Pope, Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson..... what's the dif?  AlbertCat   May-20-10 11:23 PM   #30 
     - Thanks for not continuing on with about 350 members of congress, too much of the supreme court, and  pundaint   May-20-10 11:31 PM   #32 
     - Thanks for proving my point...  liberation   May-20-10 11:32 PM   #33 
     - The Dalai Lama would be the first to tell you had weilds no power.  RaleighNCDUer   May-21-10 10:48 AM   #97 
     - There's nothing supernatural about the reincarnation of great souls  ChangoLoa   May-21-10 01:58 PM   #137 
     - I like him alot but he doesn't crimp on his own comforts. Also, I  roguevalley   May-20-10 11:48 PM   #39 
     - cubans are more literate and live longer than americans  reggie the dog   May-21-10 05:49 AM   #73 
     - I don't think he said "I am a Marxist country".  NoSheep   May-21-10 09:47 AM   #80 
     - Huh! Cause I have yet to see a truly Marxist country. Or a truly capitalist, either.  laughingliberal   May-21-10 01:41 PM   #135 
     - no shit! your post had me lmao! n/t  AgadorSparticus   May-21-10 01:48 AM   #61 
     - Correction...  Javaman   May-21-10 11:09 AM   #103 
  - What do you REALLY know about the Dalai Lama's personal lifestyle, lol?  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:11 AM   #83 
     - Well, let's see...  FLPanhandle   May-21-10 11:17 AM   #110 
     - YOU!  NoSheep   May-22-10 02:04 AM   #181 
  - Do pray tell what Marxist countries are out there?  liberation   May-20-10 10:38 PM   #23 
  - Cuba  Freddie Stubbs   May-21-10 09:09 AM   #74 
     - Really?  liberation   May-21-10 05:47 PM   #150 
  - Marx called for workers to unite  reggie the dog   May-21-10 05:48 AM   #72 
     - Marx also called for the state to own the means of production  Freddie Stubbs   May-21-10 09:09 AM   #75 
        - As opposed to bail outs?  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:25 AM   #88 
        - In Communist Manifesto  reggie the dog   May-21-10 02:08 PM   #139 
  - Marxism was inspired by an anthropological paper on the Huron nation in 1778, a truly Communist  sam sarrha   May-20-10 11:02 PM   #26 
  - Huron Nation?  Jkid   May-21-10 04:56 PM   #147 
  - It also has roots in the Diggers that were in England after their civil war  martymar64   May-21-10 08:11 PM   #162 
  - +1000  proteus_lives   May-21-10 12:02 AM   #44 
  - That's the funniest thing I've read all week. Nazi lover is more like it.  Catherina   May-20-10 08:10 PM   #4 
  - how come....  unkachuck   May-20-10 08:29 PM   #6 
  - .....  ingac70   May-20-10 08:36 PM   #7 
  - I KNEW the Pope was a Nazi, too! nt  valerief   May-21-10 12:38 PM   #126 
  - To be fair  daleo   May-20-10 09:08 PM   #11 
  - They were "spiritual" in the sense of superstitious. I don't consider that  JDPriestly   May-20-10 09:48 PM   #14 
  - I agree he's no progressive.  David__77   May-20-10 10:06 PM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-20-10 10:29 PM   #20 
  - That's rather a weak retort to historical fact  Catherina   May-20-10 11:35 PM   #35 
     - Here are some more links...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 01:05 AM   #55 
     - I don't know what is happening but among other things it has turned into  grantcart   May-21-10 01:16 AM   #56 
     - The "dalai lama is a nazi" meme...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 01:22 AM   # 
        - thanks  grantcart   May-21-10 02:03 AM   #64 
        - China has paid posters all over the internet whose sole job is slandering  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:16 AM   #84 
        - Thanks. I understand totally that you are not speaking to whether the DL is a Nazi or not,  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:37 AM   #94 
        - See post 98, It's not a weird religious/right-wing political meme  Catherina   May-21-10 12:43 PM   #128 
     - Weak and untruthful. Here's another link for you. National Geography  Catherina   May-21-10 10:51 AM   #98 
        - Christina Rosetti makes the following claims...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 11:50 AM   #116 
           - Xcuse me. You introduced her to this conversation, not I.  Catherina   May-21-10 01:10 PM   #132 
              - Technically, posting some people's opinion trying to pass them as fact is also not very persuasive  liberation   May-21-10 06:16 PM   #156 
              - Catherina, you were defending Christina Rosetti...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 10:00 PM   #165 
                 - "after I (GReedD) posted the link to her site". Read what you wrote again  Catherina   May-21-10 11:03 PM   #166 
                    - I realize that I posted the link to...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 11:11 PM   #167 
                       - Try to stick to the topic. The topic is the Dalai Lama, not Christina Rosetti  Catherina   May-21-10 11:47 PM   #168 
                          - Thanks for ordering me to do whatever it is you...  GReedDiamond   May-21-10 11:55 PM   #169 
                             - If you can't stick to the topic, please do. You're most welcome n/t  Catherina   May-22-10 12:03 AM   #170 
                                - Thanks for not making your point...Good Night to You, Catherina - nt  GReedDiamond   May-22-10 12:09 AM   #171 
                                   - Don't go to bed mad... lol n/t  Catherina   May-22-10 12:29 AM   #172 
                                      - I'm always mad at what's going on...  GReedDiamond   May-22-10 12:39 AM   #173 
     - Rupert Murdoch owns the History Channel. n/t  NoSheep   May-21-10 09:36 AM   #77 
        - Thanks. I didn't know that. Crap!  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:56 AM   #100 
  - one of his tutors was a nazi, a mountain climber who was a nazi.  roguevalley   May-20-10 11:50 PM   #40 
     - I read the guy's book. I don't think he had a political agenda. I think he was a climber trying to  NoSheep   May-21-10 09:50 AM   #81 
     - No, that's the part of the myth. Harrer was an SS member in the 30s  Catherina   May-21-10 01:30 PM   #133 
        - That does not impugn the Dalai Lama, does it?  NoSheep   May-22-10 01:53 AM   #176 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-10 02:15 AM   #182 
     - I actually have met him, Heinrich Harrer... he is a wonderful person  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 06:50 AM   #187 
  - So am I. knr nt  Union Yes   May-20-10 08:24 PM   #5 
  - I think anyone with half a brain would..  Francisco   May-20-10 08:59 PM   #9 
  - Isn't that the truth.  NoSheep   May-22-10 02:16 AM   #183 
  - Yes, people really need to read Marx then discuss. Too much ignorance here  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 07:04 AM   #189 
  - So the ultimate embodiment of spirituality is also the opiate of the masses and a marxist capitalist  Ozymanithrax   May-20-10 09:53 PM   #15 
  - so, the Grateful Dead and the Nazi SS got their skull symbol  wial   May-20-10 10:05 PM   #16 
  - Same way the human vagina is responsible for the Edsel.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-10 03:26 AM   #67 
     - What ever happened to blaming the Bossa Nova or putting the blame on Mame (boys)?  No Elephants   May-21-10 11:15 AM   #108 
  - Politics is local.... nt  RollWithIt   May-20-10 10:06 PM   #18 
  - and monks should stay away from politics  grantcart   May-20-10 10:28 PM   #19 
     - You don't konw much about Buddhism, do you... too bad ...  ProudDad   May-20-10 10:30 PM   #21 
        - Buddhism is based on Equanimity, ".May all beings live in Equanimity, free of the Grasping, Anger,  sam sarrha   May-20-10 11:22 PM   #29 
        - Yeah, communism/marxism has a much better track-record.  proteus_lives   May-21-10 12:04 AM   #45 
        - I read the collected works of Marx at the undergraduate level and I was  grantcart   May-21-10 01:01 AM   #54 
           - Crickets. Not being a Buddhist I've got a little side action on the length of time  cliffordu   May-21-10 01:20 AM   #57 
           - Very impressive qualifications to post an opinion on what monks should do.  No Elephants   May-21-10 10:53 AM   #99 
              - The role of monks differs in the different traditions  grantcart   May-21-10 03:21 PM   #145 
  - I see the Dalai Lama haters are out!  Odin2005   May-20-10 10:52 PM   #24 
  - it's easy if one hates everything.. that is Cynicism, conclusion comes first..Premise follows,  sam sarrha   May-20-10 11:16 PM   #27 
  - Seriously.  EFerrari   May-20-10 11:18 PM   #28 
  - China has a cadre of people paid to slander the Dalai Lama on the internet.  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:17 AM   #86 
  - I don't think the ones here are paid, and if they are China should ask for their money back  liberation   May-21-10 06:34 PM   #157 
  - It's DU.  AngryOldDem   May-22-10 11:38 AM   #195 
  - And I'm a duck who knows how to use a computer!  Better Believe It   May-20-10 10:58 PM   #25 
  - The Dalai Lama has little understanding...  MellowDem   May-20-10 11:30 PM   #31 
  - Speaking of little understanding...  liberation   May-20-10 11:35 PM   #36 
  - One-liner followed by nothing. Hit and run cowardice.  MellowDem   May-21-10 12:07 AM   #46 
  - Capitalism is about efficiency?  go west young man   May-21-10 12:49 AM   #53 
  - You can say the same about Marxism...  MellowDem   May-21-10 01:22 AM   #58 
  - Capitalism doesn't "make us all rich". ROFLMFAO. It makes a few  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:26 AM   #89 
  - Really?  MellowDem   May-21-10 11:13 AM   #107 
     - When did the Chinese have a system "based on Marxism"?  ProudDad   May-23-10 01:52 PM   #205 
  - When was capitalism every *really* about making us *all* rich?  DesertDiamond   May-21-10 12:02 PM   #118 
     - Like I said...  MellowDem   May-21-10 12:51 PM   #131 
  - Capitalism doesn't HAVE to be only about profits.  Lagomorph   May-20-10 11:33 PM   #34 
  - Huh, so capitalism doesn't have to be about its only reason to exist?  liberation   May-20-10 11:37 PM   #37 
  - Only if you are literal...  Lagomorph   May-21-10 01:54 AM   #63 
     - Right, because doublethink is soooo much more "enlightened"  liberation   May-21-10 05:51 PM   #152 
  - It doesn't?  Quantess   May-20-10 11:47 PM   #38 
  - We may now live in a plutonomy, rather than in a capitalist society.  No Elephants   May-21-10 11:10 AM   #105 
  - From this thread it looks like President Obama and the Dalai Lama have something in common  Hippo_Tron   May-20-10 11:52 PM   #41 
  - LOL! Mind-boggling ain't it?  Hardrada   May-20-10 11:58 PM   #42 
  - Marxist Muslin Nazis.  truthisfreedom   May-21-10 12:13 AM   #47 
  - Good one.  No Elephants   May-21-10 11:20 AM   #111 
  - incredible indeed  fascisthunter   May-21-10 12:19 PM   #120 
  - Um, not good for him, marxism is flawed and oversimplified  usregimechange   May-21-10 12:15 AM   #48 
  - Unlike capitalism?  No Elephants   May-21-10 11:21 AM   #112 
     - "I don't believe in 'isms' " -- Ferris Bueller  liberation   May-21-10 05:55 PM   #153 
  - I want to have cocktails with this guy. n/t  bitchkitty   May-21-10 12:23 AM   #49 
  - Something about this seems mildly ironic... hmm just cant seem to put my finger on it...  D23MIURG23   May-21-10 12:27 AM   #50 
  - Huh?  FightingBobsghost   May-21-10 12:33 AM   #51 
  - Spewed!  No Elephants   May-21-10 12:27 PM   #123 
  - Isn't he whatever label the reporter asks him to be?  HuckleB   May-21-10 12:36 AM   #52 
  - I'm impressed with his books and teachings.  superconnected   May-21-10 01:24 AM   #59 
  - You're just not reading him right. I'm sure it's all in there somewhere.......  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:29 AM   #90 
     - Yeah, I suppose crazy people who would invent anything just to be malicious  superconnected   May-21-10 02:47 PM   #141 
        - Apparently, from some of the responses to this thread... projection is not exclusive to the GOP fans  liberation   May-21-10 06:00 PM   #154 
        - Now you are beginning to understand....  kestrel91316   May-21-10 09:15 PM   #164 
  - He probably just realize that capitalism is struggling to survive n/t  AlphaCentauri   May-21-10 01:33 AM   #60 
  - i hope marxism shows him  SwampG8r   May-21-10 01:54 AM   #62 
  - Can you tell me anything about the lifestyle of a Tibetan living outside the area now controlled by  NoSheep   May-21-10 09:45 AM   #79 
  - The Dalai Lama has SLAVES???? Tibet is a theocracy????  kestrel91316   May-21-10 10:30 AM   #91 
  - Who ARE these people making these inane comments? LOL  NoSheep   May-21-10 10:36 AM   #93 
     - Paid Chinese shills - I have seen them get HATEFUL about the Dalai Lama  kestrel91316   May-21-10 11:04 AM   #101 
        - WTF? Seriously. I can't get over what I'm reading here.  NoSheep   May-22-10 01:54 AM   #177 
  - Wow. Where are you receiving these transmissions from?  Ignis   May-21-10 01:52 PM   #136 
  - Interesting  davidthegnome   May-21-10 02:20 AM   #65 
  - Plus 1  NoSheep   May-21-10 10:37 AM   #95 
  - The Dalai Lama is the person who taught me the emptiness of Buddhism.  Romulox   May-21-10 09:44 AM   #78 
  - Isn't emptiness the whole point of Buddhism? nt  RaleighNCDUer   May-21-10 11:10 AM   #104 
     - And they say that a student who honors his teacher honors himself.  Romulox   May-21-10 11:29 AM   #114 
  - Apparently the Dalai Lama didn't read Karl Marx's opinion about religion.  Crowman1979   May-21-10 10:23 AM   #87 
  - I'm not sure Buddhism is a religion. It's more a way of life. And it is  NoSheep   May-21-10 10:35 AM   #92 
  - That was, of course, written by a man who lived in a culture immersed  RaleighNCDUer   May-21-10 11:16 AM   #109 
  - Not a single thought, I'm sure.  NoSheep   May-22-10 02:00 AM   #180 
  - I am not normally a betting person, but I'd bet the DL is very familiar with that.  No Elephants   May-21-10 12:14 PM   #119 
  - I know atheist buddhists. nt  ChangoLoa   May-21-10 01:59 PM   #138 
     - Buddhism, by definition, is atheist ;-)  liberation   May-21-10 06:04 PM   #155 
        - Thank you.  NoSheep   May-22-10 01:57 AM   #179 
        - They need a clear boss for their universe.  ChangoLoa   May-22-10 04:53 PM   #199 
        - This Atheist with Buddhist leanings says +1  Odin2005   May-22-10 08:59 PM   #203 
  - As long as he isn't a Stalinist. (nt)  w4rma   May-21-10 11:13 AM   #106 
  - Isn't that a bit like Lady Gaga saying she's a communist?  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-21-10 11:24 AM   #113 
  - Or the right wing saying we're all communists. Lots of outlooks on a name.  superconnected   May-21-10 02:49 PM   #142 
  - No human is perfect. eom.  No Elephants   May-21-10 11:44 AM   #115 
  - I knew he was a Marxist  kentauros   May-21-10 12:01 PM   #117 
  - Oh Oh... ya did it now Dalai Lama... you claimed to be a Marxist!!!!!  fascisthunter   May-21-10 12:20 PM   #121 
  - Does this dude ever  femrap   May-21-10 12:42 PM   #127 
  - Yes. There are women monks.  leftyladyfrommo   May-21-10 07:25 PM   #158 
  - Are the women called 'monks'  femrap   May-21-10 08:06 PM   #161 
     - I don't think you understand what it is to be a mystic.  leftyladyfrommo   May-22-10 05:37 AM   #185 
        - I'd bet the  femrap   May-22-10 11:38 AM   #194 
           - No mystical path is comfortable - they are designed to be very uncomfortable  leftyladyfrommo   May-22-10 07:12 PM   #202 
  - I hear he's reincarnated himself a few times, and has been many different people.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-10 07:57 PM   #160 
  - Go Marxism!  McCamy Taylor   May-21-10 12:51 PM   #130 
  - What nonsense  blindpig   May-21-10 04:46 PM   #146 
  - Absolutely true  BOG PERSON   May-21-10 05:50 PM   #151 
  - That quote was really funny.  Catherina   May-21-10 07:31 PM   #159 
  - Wow, that BS post made you just lose a lot of the respect I had for you.  Odin2005   May-22-10 12:51 AM   #174 
  - Well then...  blindpig   May-22-10 07:24 AM   #190 
  - Have you ever read Marx yet? Capitalism is only one form of economy that will have to progress to  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 06:59 AM   #188 
     - Some, and I am quite familiar with the idea  blindpig   May-22-10 07:32 AM   #191 
        - Experimentation and exploration is the idea Marx left with us  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 04:34 PM   #197 
           - +1  NoSheep   May-23-10 01:38 PM   #204 
  - The Dalai Lama would laugh his ass off at this entire thread.  NoSheep   May-22-10 01:57 AM   #178 
  - I want to hear from folks in this thread who have met Tibetans.  NoSheep   May-22-10 02:19 AM   #184 
     - First of all, Tibetans tend to be always laughing, joking yet in a quiet way  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 06:39 AM   #186 
        - I was in Nepal in 94. met Tibetans who lived in the Mustang district  NoSheep   May-22-10 12:15 PM   #196 
           - I agree. It is indeed becoming wierder ...  kgnu_fan   May-22-10 04:37 PM   #198 

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