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Re: HHDL, Obama and China
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2010, 03:15:06 pm »

May HHDL loan The U.S. enough money to pay off their debt obligations to The People's Republic of China and thereby reduce the poverty of U.S. & PRC children for decades to come.

May HHDL open many Tibetan Monasteries in The U.S. so that folks who are losing their homes have a place to live and to learn The Dhamma.

Come again? 
How do you think His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama could possibly have money to lend?
Also I doubt that monasteries make for homeless shelters.

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Well after all the money they lent to the DL for the funding against china im sure the DL could generously dip into his robes.  :pray:
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Re: HHDL, Obama and China
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2010, 03:34:51 pm »
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Quotes on life, Buddhism and peace

    " We feel money and power can bring happiness and solve problems, but they are not definite causes of those desired states. If that were so, it would follow that those who have wealth would necessarily have happiness, and those who do not have wealth would always experience suffering. Money and power facilitate, but it is clear that they are not the primary causes of, happiness and solving our problems. It is justified for us to make material and financial development for building our nation and providing shelter, etc. for ourselves; we need to do that. But we also need to seek inner development. As we can see, there are many people who have wealth and power who remain unhappy, due to which their health declines, and they are always taking medicines. On the other hand, we find people who live like beggars but who always remain peaceful and happy.
      Therefore, in our daily life a certain way of thinking makes us happy, and a certain way of thinking makes us unhappy. In other words, there are certain states of mind which bring us problems, and they can be removed; we need to make an effort in that direction. Likewise, there are certain states of mind that bring us peace and happiness, and we need to cultivate and enhance them. "

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Re: HHDL, Obama and China
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2010, 03:40:10 pm »
Money and power facilitate, but it is clear that they are not the primary causes of, happiness..
Money can be like food, water, or air. It's really really important if you don't have enough for survival. But once you have enough for that it stops being so important.

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