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The Dalai Lama Speaks on Compassion, Peace, and Enlightened Thought

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Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


Williamsburg, VA. It was a dark and stormy night, and an overcast morning, but before I had driven halfway to my destination -- a presentation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- the sun broke through the clouds to enlighten the world.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spoke on Human Compassion at the College of William and Mary to a live audience of over 8200, and another 9700 internet viewers on October 10th.

The Dalai Lama has promoted peace by visiting 62 countries on 6 continents, written 72 books, and received many awards, including the Nobel Peace prize in 1989.

Upon his arrival onstage, he was gifted with a William and Mary visor. Donning it inspired the audience's joyously wild approval.


Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


Rector of the College, Jeffery B. Trammell, noted that it was especially appropriate to welcome His Holiness to the campus at this time, the 250th Anniversary of the Commencement of Thomas Jefferson from the College of William and Mary, as Jefferson authored the Virginia Statues of Religious Liberties.

The Dalai Lama began his address to "Brothers and Sisters," noting that we are, indeed, all brothers and sisters in spite of our differences.
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Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


He said that "I feel, many trouble that we are facing, is our own creation," noting that too much emphasis is placed on differences, especially religious differences, as well as differences in race, color, and nationality; and that "if we go to fundamental level, we are same human being."
 

Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


He explained that the foundation of peace is compassion, and the foundation of compassion is right thinking.

When he said he had a story to share about former president George Bush,  eight thousand pairs of ears perked up.

"I really love him, really, very nice person on human level," said His Holiness to a clearly astonished audience. His Holiness recounted the first time he met Bush, mentioning that the encounter was casual and friendly: "immediately we developed closest feelings ... immediately, we became very close friends."
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Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


But the second time they met was after the invasion of Iraq.  His Holiness smiled as he said, "I told him "I love you, I respect you,  I admire you " but, (with) some of your policy, (pointing his finger) -- I have some reservation."


Dalai Lama at the College of William and Mary 10-10-12 by Meryl Ann Butler


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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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