Last week the Dalai Lama said, “I knew a Tibetan monk for a long time. He was taken away to a Chinese gulag and kept there for 18 years. When he was released he fled to India, along with other Tibetans, for refuge”.He continued calmly, “I met him and asked him about his experiences in prison”. The monk replied, “At times I was in great danger”.”What kind of danger?” asked the Dalai Lama. “I was in danger of losing my compassion towards my Chinese captors”, he replied. “Now, that”, spoke the Dalai Lama, “is Buddhism”.
I cannot believe that people of such stature still exist. After reading this article my reverence for Buddhism and Dalai Lama has soared. We need thousands of Dalai Lamas to get this world on to the path of peace.
If only the Hitlers, the Bushs and the Saddams of the world were Buddhists or at least they followed these principles.
“Your enemy”, replied the Dalai Lama to all listening, “becomes an object for you to practise compassion. It is easy to
practise compassion on those you love, but the enemy becomes an object for you to further your practice”.
This is a amazing article, do read it “Peace up on us“.