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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:25 AM
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The Dalai Lama Is Going to Meet with Bush Next Month --->>>

This is interesting.


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Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, pictured July 2005, is
to make a high-profile 10-day visit to Washington next month,
during which he is expected to meet with US President George W.
Bush, a rights group said.(AFP/Pool/File/Boris Roessler) (1)


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President Bush leaves the East Room of the White House, Tuesday,
Oct. 18, 2005 after signing into law a $32 billion homeland
security bill with large increases for patrolling borders, fewer
grants for local first responders and a freeze in transit
security funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (2)

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(1) http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/051019/photos_...

(2) http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/051018/480/whs...



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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 AM
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1. Ruh-roh. This is like a meeting of matter and anti-matter. n/t
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:28 AM
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2. The Dalai Lama tried to intervene before the Iraq invasion
He said he tried to round up a group to go with him to Baghdad - people like Nelson Mandela - but he couldn't get it done in time.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:32 AM
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4. By the time they meet, bush will need
all the spiritual guidance he can get. It's "funny" how people like the Dalai Lama show up where and when they are most needed. We can only hope that bush will listen.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:35 AM
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11. Matter and anti-matter! I laughed out loud when I read this. But how I
wish that the Dalai would completely convert matter B* into anti-matter (as in total annihilation!)
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:46 AM
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17. HAHAHAHAHA! Ain't that the truth? Do we dare hope the Dalai
Lama's beauty of soul will destroy evil just by being in the same room with it?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:32 AM
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3. The sublime and the sublimely ridiculous
It would make a good reality TV show, though.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:39 AM
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5. Whatever His Holiness may say may be a little too evolved for * soul.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:43 AM
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6. Dalai Lama on Hurricane Katrina...sounds like Pat Robertson
From a website (not my writing):
Just a few days ago I was watching Larry King on CNN and the famous host asked a pertinent question to both his guests, his Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet and Christian speaker Joel Osteen. The question was, " Why did God allowed Hurricane Katrina to take place and kill so many innocent people".

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Joel Osteen displayed a total lack of plausible answer.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama said "It is karma for the world"
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I saw Dalai(can i call him Dalai for short?) on a clip on the Daily Show and the quote was even worse. sounds alot like Pat Robertson and other religious nuts. Only Pat says it is for sins of the current life of the people, Dalai says it is for karma from a past life. (This past life stuff is very silly for me).

I doubt if Dalai will say anything confrontational to George, maybe not as friendly as he could expect from Billy Graham, but it will be close.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:39 AM
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16. It's not quite the same thing
In Buddhist philosophy, the idea that karama is behind suffering is natural. It's just the way the world works -- you cause suffering, and eventually suffering happens to you. Karma is an impersonal force and is not considered to be supernatural.

On the other hand, Pat Robertson and friends' explanation of disasters is that there is a personal God who is greatly insulted by people who refuse to worship his hand-picked representatives. That jealous God then smites the evil freethinkers as a matter of revenge.

Suffering is explained as the natural consequence of causing suffering, which is a rational, if oversimplified way of looking at the world. The idea that God zaps us because we voted Democratic or think Terri Schiavo was brain-dead is a nasty, superstitious, paleo-pagan ideology gussied up to look like Christianity.

--p!
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:04 AM
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7. I hope...
the Dalai Lama slaps him.

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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:26 AM
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10. that's the annoying thing--
The Dalai Lama is going to be NICE to him.

It's so irritating.

Still, I adore the guy. He can't help being perfectly loving and compassionate. It's what he does.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:06 AM
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8. bush will be a patronizing SOB to the Dalai n/t
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:08 AM
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9. I think the Dalai Lama is one of the great Peace activist of
our time!!! Bush needs to understand Karma!!!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:44 AM
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12. Bush: "Hello, Dolly. Heh heh heh. Heh heh heh." nt
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:15 PM
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19. *snort*
Good one.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:56 AM
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13. Cameras ready! It's been CENTURIES since a Dalai BITCH-SLAPPED anyone!
Hey, a man can DREAM, can't he?
And who here wouldn't enjoy seeing that?

Picture it:
The Blivet smirks through his opening statement,
and turns to wait for the response...

And then the living incarnation of Avalokitesvara,
the Buddha of Compassion,
delivers a sweeping downward openhand slap to his face...
and silently leaves the room, amid thunderous applause.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:12 AM
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18. If only!
lol!
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:04 AM
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14. Somebody better let Georgie know he's not going to a petting zoo
On second thought even if they show him a pic of the man he may be in the mood to pet him what with his thing for bald heads.
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:29 AM
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15. "So, I got that goin' for me."
Hey, Dalai!
--- all from CaddyShack, of course!



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