Food for Thought
Who could argue against this? Here we have linked from the Drudgereport to The Telegraph ;
Dalai Lama calls on young people to create ‘happier century’ on his birthday
06 Jul 2013
“The present-day generation can create better conditions and build a world where everyone can live in harmony and in a spirit of coexistence,” the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, told the crowd.
“Youngsters of today have an opportunity to build a happier century,” said the maroon-robed monk. “For those of us from the 20th century, there is nothing we can do now.”
The Dalai Lama celebrated his birthday at Bylakuppe, 150 miles from Karnataka state capital Bangalore, where the largest camp of Tibetan exiles was set up in India in the early 1960s.
The spiritual leader spoke to some 40,000 Tibetans who migrated from Tibet and settled in India.
In an hour-long speech, he urged people to “practice compassion” and not just think of themselves, adding that education only has value “when you are compassionate towards others”.
There are on Ixquick Search, “About 1,519,774 results” for “Dalai Lama”, and on Startpage Search, “About 3,689,660 results “. The philosophies of Dalai Lama are incalculably powerful upon modern “first world” western societies as well as upon the eastern hemisphere of the Dalai Lama’s origin.
That the United Nations would incorporate the Dalai Lama for the head of their Happiness Agenda should cause us to delve into our own belief systems to anchor, reinforce, know, and “to thine own self be true”, as Shakespeare would put it, before we become enraptured by what would be called “another gospel” by the Christian faith (of which I am a member).
It would be folly to nakedly embrace Dalai Lama’s “happiness” agenda. (First of all warnings coming to mind is the phrase, “happy idiot”) Happiness, Emotions, Mind-set, these are deeply dangerously manipulative avenues are they not?