Dalai Lama sighting number 2
Hello again you beautiful white peak
yeah…maybe I should get out and explore
Don’t ever trust an ally who says
- violence is not the answer
- don’t sink to their level
- you can’t fight hate with hate
- don’t do to them what they did to you
because they are a terrible ally and they don’t actually care about ending your oppression.
Are you really saying that violence is the answer? With violence, it doesn’t matter what side people are on, in the end they’re all the same when they’re dead. The Dalai Lama doesn’t go around telling his people to fight for their country. They’re oppressed and deserve their freedom, but if he told them at any point to fight, they would, and they’d all be dead. Creating more negativity in the world will never make anything better, even if the intention is good.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t FIGHT for your freedom from oppression. Everyone deserves to be free, but violence is certainly not the way, and NEITHER is hate.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind- and we want the whole world to open their eyes even wider! Not to close them!
Whenever I start to argue with someone, I find that being fiercely argumentative, violent, and hateful, causes them to shut their eyes and ears. When I want someone to listen to me, I know I have to make my ideas appealing to them.
I know I would want the same.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
I’m leaving for a meditation retreat tomorrow and I won’t see this specific view for 10 days