Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Tenzin Gyatzo - aka, Dalai Lama

    Congratulations to the Dalai Lama on his honors from the US Congress today.

    Dalai Lama is the title for the person part of a lineage of allegedly reborn magistrates going back to 1391. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual teacher of the Gelug sect of Buddhism.

    I'm not a Buddhist but I know Buddhism is a "safe" religion - unlike Islam. Buddhism does not seek to conquer the world, does not seek to oppress the people, and does not go strapping bombs on their bodies to blow up women and children - as Islam teaches.

    From a book The Teaching Of Buddha that I found in a hotel in Japan in one of many visits:
    To satisfy their desires, people will struggle and fight with each other, king against king, vassal against vassal, parent against child, brother against brother, sister against sister, friend against friend; they will fight and even kill each other to satisfy their desires.
    No wonder Muslims try and squash Buddhism (and any other religion). One is a religion of peace, the other a "religion" of terror. No wonder just this month - all in Thailand:
    • Oct. 13, 2007 - A 47-year-old Buddhist is killed, and his brother injured, in a Muslim attack
    • Oct. 11, 2007 - A Buddhist man and his wife on their way back from a monastery are shot by Muslims
    • Oct. 10, 2007 - Islamic gunmen murder a Buddhist man and severely injure his wife and another relative
    • Oct. 5, 2007 - A 90-year-old Buddhist man is murdered by Muslims
    • Oct. 4, 2007 - Two Buddhists (ages 41 and 65) are separately murdered in cold blood by Muslims
    • Oct 1, 2007 - Buddhist monks are among the casualties of a string of Islamic bombings that leave at least one dead

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