[Buddha-l] Stanford scholar Tenzin Tethong could be the nextprimeminister of Tibet

Timothy Smith smith at wheelwrightassoc.com
Sun May 8 01:23:08 MDT 2011

If only we all (you included Dan) could be so confounded.

Timothy Smith
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On May 8, 2011, at 12:04 AM, Dan Lusthaus wrote:

> Though it will probably be met with disapproval from Richard and some 
> others,
> From the LATimes:
> Dalai Lama suggests Osama bin Laden's death was justified
> Speaking at USC, the Buddhist spiritual leader says of the Al Qaeda chief's 
> assassination: 'Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what happened.'
> As the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama says he practices 
> compassion to such an extent that he tries to avoid swatting mosquitoes 
> "when my mood is good and there is no danger of malaria," sometimes watching 
> with interest as they swell with his blood.
> Yet, in an appearance Tuesday at USC, he appeared to suggest that the United 
> States was justified in killing Osama bin Laden.
> As a human being, Bin Laden may have deserved compassion and even 
> forgiveness, the Dalai Lama said in answer to a question about the 
> assassination of the Al Qaeda leader. But, he said, "Forgiveness doesn't 
> mean forget what happened. . If something is serious and it is necessary to 
> take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures."
> It was, perhaps, an example of the Dalai Lama confounding expectations, 
> something he appears to relish doing....
> Read the rest at
> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0504-dalai-lama-20110504,0,7229481.story
> Dan 
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