Cutting Through The Crap

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moving On



I'd guess that up to now, even most Christians have considered the Dalai Lama a good guy. Sort of sweet-looking, a little shy, humble, nice smile, hearty laugh, and a benign view of the world. Needs a fashion consultant, but they'd have him over for dinner. Up to now. Turns out he's thinking it's time to move on beyond religion. Talk about enlightenment:



You go, Mister Lama. If you find the answer, one that all people will accept, what a fine and hopeful world it'd be; and considerably less bloody.

Actually, I'd say the answer is already here; but it's both too simple and too difficult for people to grasp. And it comes from a decidedly unenlightened ex-surgeon tapping away on his laptop with his feet up on his desk: empathy and curiosity.

Empathy. And curiosity.

That's all there is to it, all there needs to be for people to get along, to survive and make progress in the world; and yet both seem entirely absent, today, from a major political party in the exceptional US of A. Which, given what that party calls upon instead, and the results thereof, pretty much proves His Holiness' point.

[Wrote this before my pledge to source my title pics, and now I can't find it again.]


9 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

"There won't be any money, but when you die, on your death bed, you will recieve total consciousness"

Quick, name the Movie, Character/Actor.

it's what most normal people think of when they hear about the Dolly Llamma

Sid Schwab said...

Caddyshack, Carl, Bill Murray.

Coulda been Tarantino, though.

Frank Drackman said...

Lucky guess...

SeaSpray said...

Hmmm ...I wonder why the Dalai Lama has come to this conclusion?

And I wonder what he specifically meant? ?

Not sure what you meant with, "from a major political party in the exceptional US of A. Which, given what that party calls upon instead, and the results thereof, pretty much proves His Holiness' point. " ? The dems? ;)

Sid Schwab said...

I meant the party that claims to have god on its side, that wants to make its religion the state religion, while ignoring the central teachings of that religion with regard to the poor, the less fortunate, the sick.

I forget which one that is, but I'm pretty sure there is one. Probably, it's what you said.

Frank Drackman said...

OK, maybe Jehovah's about to nail me with a high hard lightning bolt, but,
THE DOLLY LLAMA's AN IDIOT!!!!!
from his interview with the CBC, 2004, when asked if violence was ever acceptable
"If someone try to shoot you, then there is no possibility to run away, then you have to hit back. Then Possibly, not on head, but leg or something like that. So that's not serious hit back, but more leniant way, more gentle way"

Frank "Best Defense is a good Offense" Drackman

Sid Schwab said...

Spoken like a man who know the meaning of "offense."

SeaSpray said...

THAT is just NOT true Dr S.

Sid Schwab said...

Okay, you're right for once. It's your party. My mistake.