Monday, May 19, 2014
He replied that such responses have become normal, that he accepts things as they are.
"National interest is important, but I can assure you that the Dalai Lama is not a harmful person. My interest is to meet the public to promote human values, our need to see all 7 billion human beings as members of one family. In the face of major problems, we have to consider what benefits the whole world, not just this country or that. In the long run, we must bring principles and human values to bear in whatever we do, whether it involves politics, business, religion or education. If I had a political agenda, I might feel disappointed, but I don't."
He met with the former Norwegian Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Nobel Committee who noted that it was 25 years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to bring freedom by non-violence to the Tibetan people.
Asked whether he considered the Peace Prize as a blessing or a curse His Holiness replied, "Of course, as a blessing. I remember Archbishop Desmond Tutu, my friend and spiritual brother telling me how difficult it was for him to meet some people before, which became much easier after he was awarded the prize. I was in California attending a conference of scientists when I heard the announcement and I was asked how I felt. I said, 'Not much different, I am a simple Buddhist monk, no more, no less.' But since the prize was in recognition of my commitment to non-violence and my work for peace, I felt it was a great honour.
"Later, when Aung San Suu Kyi and Liu Xiaobo were awarded the Peace Prize and they were in difficult circumstances, I felt it would have been a source of encouragement and inspiration for them."
Asked whether he was disappointed that members of the Norwegian government and the Speaker of parliament would not be meeting him, he replied:
"No, why? My main interest is in the promotion of human values. From birth we have a sense of affection and some sense of concern for others. We need to nurture it. Scientists have found that to ensure even physical health peace of mind is essential. People often think that love and compassion are only matters of religious concern, but in fact such values are necessary in all human relations. As a Buddhist monk, I am also interested in fostering inter-religious harmony.
"Wherever I go my aim is to meet the public. If leaders like President Obama meet with me that's fine, but I don't ever want to put anyone to any inconvenience. When I arrived here today, I was happy to see the large number of ordinary people who came. The world belongs to all of us, not just to our leaders.
When His Holiness was asked whether China's increasing influence was able to limit his and the Tibetan government-in-exile's work, he clarified that he does not refer to the Central Tibetan Administration, which looks after the Tibetan community, in that way. But he laughed and remarked that it seems the more the Chinese government criticize him, the more his popularity grows.
To a question about whether it seems easier or more difficult to resolve differences with the Chinese authorities since he was awarded the Peace Prize, he said that it is nearly 70 years since the formation of the People's Republic of China. Over that period he perceives different eras. So, you see, the same party, with the same ideology has shown that it can adapt to a changing reality. As China opens up, as its students study abroad and are exposed to freedom and a lack of censorship, things are bound to change. Wen Jiabao said China needs political reform, even US style democracy."
On the question of support for human rights in China and Tibet, His Holiness expressed the view that smaller countries, like Norway, may wield more influence because they are not perceived as a threat.
When asked about the 130 self-immolations that have taken place in Tibet, His Holiness said it is very sad and repeated that these drastic actions should be investigated by the Chinese authorities and not blame His Holiness and his supporters.
A journalist mentioned that as a Nobel Laureate, His Holiness is entitled to nominate others to be awarded the Peace Prize and asked if he had done so. His Holiness laughed and said he thought it was the Committee's job to do that. Asked if he thought he would still be able to visit Tibet and the PRC in this life, he replied that if he lives another 15 or 20 years he hopes so, but if he only lives another one or two years there may not be a chance.
"Anyway, if I am able to go, I hope that journalists like all of you will be able to come too."
Original link: http://www.thetibetpost.com/news-in-focus/4025-thousands-welcome-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-in-oslo
By Kirby Robinson
Chip Coffey, Andréa Perron, John Zaffis and George Lopez speak lies and seek to mislead the public.
Today we'll start breaking down the two hours of lies the above four fake para-celebrities took part in on the recent radio ambush. But first, here are some related topics that you might find interesting.
Chip Coffey Hates Ambush Interviews …
… only when they are about him. Chip has no issues taking part in one.
A few years ago, Chip got wind that he might be the victim of such an event on Eerie Radio. What did he do? He went on the warpath. "How dare anyone do this to anyone!" he cried.
Guess the rule is that he can direct others to ambush for him---can we say double standard?
ALL Spiritual Paths Lead to Heaven Say Coffey & Perron!
Okay, let's put that statement to a test.
On night one, the public heard a healthy, or should we say unhealthy, dose of new age thinking. When I expressed any traditional Christian thinking, my beliefs were condemned. I said that only through Christ could we get into heaven. They also didn’t believe that the Muslim religion is one of violence rather than peace.
Here's what the Bible says about Christians going to heaven.
John 14 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled You believe in God believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life." No one comes to the Father except through me.7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me. The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves;" in me will do the works I have been doing and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask" in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 14 is plain to most Christians that we must go through the Son, not through Allah, or Joseph Smith or one of the millions of Hindu Gods. Only through Christ. Will I say I'm sorry for this thinking? No. When you go to the "all spiritual paths lead to heaven teaching being true" then God had no need to send His Son to die for us.
I realize that all spiritual paths leading to heaven theory sounds so cool. Do you realize what you're saying. So, what about Muslims murdering in the name of Allah? "...a Christian mother pregnant with her second child in Sudan was convicted of adultery and apostasy for marrying a Christian man. The punishment: 100 lashes and death, in that order." Full story here: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/43882-the-christian-persecution-story-even-the-secular-media-can-t-ignore
The above is not uncommon throughout the Middle East. If things don't change some say there won't be any Christians left in the Middle East. How is this path going to lead one to heaven?
Here is a story about an L.A. guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh who is popular with the young people.
Will teachings on drugs, sex, and bio-terrorism lead one to heaven?
What about the FLDS? "FLDS members not approved into the United Order are asked to leave their families and repent in hope that FLDS leadership will eventually choose them for the United Order; United Order members are expected to consecrate all their property over to the FLDS Church. Membership status therefore is relevant to show, among other things, motives of government officials to appease FLDS leadership." Read more here:
Sign everything over to the new United Order so you can buy your way into heaven? That's unlikely. We could go the KKK route as they have a religion and claim you can get into heaven by hate.
While all spiritual paths lead to heaven may seem like a nice sounding new age teaching, once you fill it up to see if it holds water it leaks from top to bottom.
THE SHOW "A WORLD AWAKENING"
We'll share the following link so you can listen and make up your own mind.
Before you do, read the summary of what the show is about.
Hosts Andrea Perron and George Lopez will pilot this new launch into a vast sea of discovery of ourselves, our world and the universe.
"A World Awakening" strives to unify, empower and give voice to an ever-expanding collective of like-minded individuals who seek Light, gathering together as a cohesive global community. Changing the world begins with changing the mind. Our singular intention, our mission is to serve, to love, to explore, inform and enlighten, promoting peace along the path of a spiritual journey destined to achieve understanding of our eternal connection. We seek the truth which will liberate and elevate humanity.
"Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure, awakened mind." Matthieu Ricard
Around the 15-minute mark, note Mr. Lopez uses the term AMBUSH.
Next week--we expose the lies of Mr. Lopez.
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