Ed, I only have a low opinion of the Dalai Lama, not the Tibetans as a people. In my opinion Tibetan Buddhism is not actually Buddhism, it is Lamaism in some after-the-fact Buddhist wrappings.
All of these opinions are based on reading and are based on logic, not direct experience. ...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ED Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:46 PM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas Boll, You *appear* to have an aversion to Tibetans, Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. If you should choose to do so, I would like to hear whether you believe that the aversion is based on compassion, and/or facts and logic and/or emotional reactivity, and/or your experiences. Thank you, ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote: > Anthony, I am definitely underwhelmed at the sayings of the Dalai Lama. He's supposed to be a big-time Buddhist leader and continues to encourage his countrymen to cling to their attachment to their culture and language. Most of his quotes sound like bumper-stickers seen on 1960-vintage cars. Don't worry about being 10,000 miles behind him. That's not necessarily so. It all depends on which direction you're traveling. ...Bill! __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5616 (20101112) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5616 (20101112) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/