[Buddha-l] Stanford scholar Tenzin Tethong could be the nextprimeminister of Tibet
james.blumenthal at oregonstate.edu
Sun May 8 09:29:44 MDT 2011
I have seen the media distort things too many times to draw conclusions on what the Dalai Lama said/meant from this edited quotation. Is there an unedited video clip or transcript floating around?
James Blumenthal, Associate Professor
Oregon State University
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Corvallis, OR 97331-3902
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Questionable hermeneutics, Dan . If some course of action is unavoidable
it does not mean it is justified. To kill mosquitoes or any other
harmful animals is not justified, because they have not done any harm
yet, but it is unavoidable. Killing BL was unavoidable, some might like
to call it karma, he just had it coming.
Worse is the baseball cap the DL is wearing, this a straight forward
crime against good taste and it makes his head look like a Chinese
Op 08-05-11 09:04, Dan Lusthaus schreef:
> 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
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