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The Dalai Lama, in a lecture in Philadelphia today, told a group of about 2,000,

Things are not black and white. Things are relative. Things are interdependent. When we look at a situation we have to consider all the factors.

Many world disasters, including war, including the Iraq war, are due to lack of this holistic nature (looking at all the factors.) Like Saddam Hussein-- ending things for him. "Reality is not that simple.


Of course, I have great respect for, in fact, I love President Bush, because he is very frank, very straightforward. His intentions are good, but some of his policy in spite of his sincere motivation and right goal, and some of his method becomes unrealistic because of lack of understanding about reality.

He went on to explain,

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"You cannot look in one direction. In order to see reality, (you) have to see in three or four or seven dimensions" and that this applies in the economical field, political field and international relations."

The Philadelphia talk was sponsored by the Mongolian Kalmyk Buddhist order, which his holiness, the Dalai Lama, said was very close, teachings-wise, to Tibetan Buddhism and to the challenge of maintaining its culture, having left its homeland.

The main message the Dalai Lama presented was the idea of aiming for world peace through inner and outer disarmament. He explained that to reach a point where nations would outwardly disarm, people must first inwardly disarm, by becoming compassionate, not just with friends, but with all people, including those perceived as enemies.

About 2000 people attended the event at the Kimmel center. Upon finishing his talk, he was presented with a large birthday cake which was shared with all the attendees-- a Dalai Lama cake.

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When George was just a candidate, he claimed his f... by Eileen Fleming on Thursday, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:20:47 PM
I meant to end with this quote from Lennon:"R... by Eileen Fleming on Thursday, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:27:55 PM
John Lennon also said imagine there's no heave... by don bybee on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:30:59 PM
dear sir, you seem to be suffering from severe mis... by donaldinho on Thursday, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:02:12 PM
Disagree, with love and respect. I adore the ... by Kathryn Smith on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:55:31 AM
I like bush. He is the best person for the best pe... by Ashin Mettacara on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:08:57 AM
I don't think you could utter a worse curse up... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:47:41 AM
If I was badly mistaken, I really want to apologiz... by Ashin Mettacara on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:39:36 AM
that if Bush had the absolute authority enjoyed by... by Maxwell on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:33:42 PM
The crooks on Myanmar are awful and they cause a g... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:00:34 AM
For more information on the views of the Dalai Lam... by George Staropoli on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 9:23:43 AM
        &n... by robert braunstein on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 9:38:47 AM
First, Rob, a truly superb bit of reporting. Perha... by Stephen Fox on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:22:45 AM
Thanks, Rob! I love the Dalai Lama, and I love thi... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:44:26 AM
"Of course, I have great respect for, in fact... by Better World Order on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:45:29 AM
The Dalai Lama demonstrates how very closely ... by Ruth on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:10:04 PM
These, for me, are wise words. Who on the left is... by Maxwell on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:26:50 PM
It is very true that we all should use a civil ton... by Ruth on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:59:31 PM
I read the riot act to  several unsuspecting ... by mcmahon on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:50:15 PM
See my response to Maxwell above.... by Ruth on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:03:10 PM
The Dalai Lama, in his position, must speak in a&n... by TomK on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:42:19 PM
 Its true Bush got caught between a rock and ... by Michael Dewey on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 2:41:11 PM
Recalling a Dalai Lama Contradiction From His own ... by Jay Janson on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:10:51 PM
Not even the Buddha or the Christ or the Avatar or... by Jessica Moore on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:32:21 PM
dear sir, I find it rather ironic that to try... by donaldinho on Thursday, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:31:47 PM
As one who learned his electronics trade in the Fa... by Ishmael1 on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:15:40 PM
You are quite correct in saying that Bush "tr... by Jessica Moore on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:15:48 PM
Bush has no core human values. He is a lying, evil... by ronheri on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:14:59 PM
Granted, Bush is utterly wrong, and we should say ... by Jessica Moore on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:43:58 PM
I meant to say:We can hate the words and deed... by Jessica Moore on Friday, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:49:56 PM
The Dali Lama is correct - Bush has lost touch wit... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 1:55:32 AM
Yes yes- we should help george to see the truth. H... by robert braunstein on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 6:30:32 AM
The Dalai Lama is a pathetic fraud. He loves and r... by Ty on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:46:26 AM
Bush is a psychopath. I think the Dalai Lama lacks... by Isabel Hutchinson on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:51:18 PM
I wonder if the Dalai Lama is aware of research on... by Oh on Sunday, Jul 20, 2008 at 8:21:34 AM
As a result of my thinking about war I vowed never... by kwalsh on Sunday, Jul 20, 2008 at 6:25:50 PM