Skip to comments.Dalai Lama offers advice for Woods after asking, 'Tiger who?'
Posted on 02/21/2010 1:20:05 PM PST by Daffynition
The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had - somehow - never heard of Tiger Woods.
When Woods' sex scandal was explained to him, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader emphasized the importance of self-discipline.
All religions have the same idea "when it comes to adultery," he said.
"Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. . . . Self-discipline with awareness of consequences."
Woods, in his carefully scripted apology on Friday, struck a similar line.
He said that in recent years he had "drifted away" from the Buddhist values of his upbringing.
"Buddhism," he said, "teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint."
The embattled golf great said he was planning to rededicate himself to the Eastern religion, and that he owes it to those closest to him "to become a better man."
gunga galunga bump
My thanks to the Dalai Lama for putting all of this back into perspective. When you look at the whole picture of human history I doubt that Tiger Woods will ever make any lists of important figures, or great leaders.
For goodness sake, it’s not like he has shifted the paradigm of economics for example, or led an army into battle, or discovered an element.
For cripes sake, he hits a little white ball into a hole! THAT’S IT!
As the policeman says, “Nothing to see here. Move along!”
According to The “Local Rules” Of Golf ...
Golf Courses In Tibet - “Golfers using yaks, sherpas, donkeys, monks, or any other type of dung producing mammal as a caddy, are responsible to clean up after their hired help. (This would include raking hoof prints, removing hairballs off greens and fairways, bagging waste, etc.)”
I thought they had tigers in the woods up around there where he came from. Maybe they are on the verge of extinction?
What do you suppose it’s like when a tiger encounters a lone monk in orange robes way out there in the woods? I’d imagine the tiger does a double-take, like “Is that a spring roll? Can I eat that?”
Even Lindsey Vonn at the Olympics was throwing jokes at Tiger. The Dalai did unintentionally show some humor there so more power to him.
As per for Buddhism, what Obama did to him when he kicked out the dalai Lama with the trash out the backdoor, Buddhism has taught that payback’s a b*tch eventually.
But Tiger is the most famous “Buddhist”.
The DL should have counted himself fortunate not to have known who Tiger Woods was. As it is, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting something on this overpaid, underworked doofus golfer.
...The course is scrupulously designed by Neil Haworth, the famous golf course architect, creating the longest course is of 8548 yards in the world. With 18-hole par-72 in a place of thin air and light centrifugal force, it is the only snow-mountain golf course in Asia...
However, I would caution "Don't Try This At Home!"
Intending no disrespect for the Dalai Lama, but I think the "idea" in Islam is a little different.
Whatever wrongs and oppressions introduced by the Chinese government after 1959, NO one could deny the fact that Chinese government did "Free Tibet" by abolishing Tibetan Slavery and Serfdom system and restored most Human Rights, eliminated the many crushing taxes, started work projects, and greatly reduced unemployment and beggary. Expropriated the landed estates owned by lords and lamas, distributed many thousands of acres to tenant farmers and landless peasants, established secular schools, thereby breaking the educational monopoly of the monasteries. And constructed running water and electrical systems in Lhasa. Finally, Tibet transformed itself coming out from under a dark and cruel theocratic feudal serf and slave system.
However, after Mao's disastrous misrule, for the past 30 years, China has undergone dramatic changes, so is Tibet with its living standard being dramatically improved after Dalai Lama's slavery & serfdom era. As the Tibet historian A. Tom Grunfeld points out, "Tibet has roads, schools, hospitals, a burgeoning middle class, internet cafes, karaoke bars, discos, and some 100,000 tourists annually. Religion is widely practiced. There is a continue upsurge of practicing traditional arts, crafts, poetry and painting by the Tibetans benefited from the infrastructure and growing tourist visitors.
Giant injections of state capital in major infrastructure projects have been driving growth in Tibet in recent years, with GDP rising an average of 12% per annum. China government subsidies 75% of the TAR's GDP. New air and rail links made possible growth in needed tourism. Incomes have been rising for both rural and urban residents.
In June 2008, in a meeting with members of the European Parliament, the Chinese Tibetologists were asked why the Dalai Lama is still branded as a separatist while he has repeatedly said he is seeking autonomy of Tibet, not independence, that has been well received across the world. However, very few people care to understand the true nature of Dalai Lama's autonomy, not independence, 'Middle-Way Approach' : In his books , he claims a "Grand Tibet" which double the size of current Tibet including areas in the neighbouring provinces where the Dalai Lamas had NEVER exerted any local political power in the past, roughly a quarter of China's territory . In 1987, speaking to the U.S. Congress, the Dalai Lama declared his "Five Point Peace Plan for Tibet" textually : "7.5 million settlers must leave". He has also demanded the withdrawal of Chinese troops from Tibetan populated areas, and the relocation of other ethnic groups which have been living there for hundreds of years. The same demand was also mentioned in his "Seven-Point New Suggestions" in 1988. He also asks for the rights to establish representatives in foreign countries . These autonomy proposals threaten China's sovereignty, said the researcher.
Here you go chieftain...you and the boys would enjoy this course!
willie clinton had his spiritual advisor (jesse milkum dry jackson) for his sexual deviations now tiger has his!
Now that is a completely different perspective!
Unfortunately it is a little difficult to fit all of that on a bumper sticker. LOL
There was that white tiger in Las Vegas that munched fruit.
Thank you for spreading the same ChiCom propaganda that Beijing has been writing for the western press since 1959. How much do they pay you? I heard that PLAN agents recently took a serious pay cut for internet trolling.
welcome to America, Mr. Lama. Now you see why everyone else hates us?
"After a hard day of chanting, ringing gongs, talking to the janitor in the White House, and walking through garbage, the Dalai Lama has to relax and unwind at one of the trendier Manhattan nightclubs."
I hope the fact that at least one person on earth has no idea who Tiger is gets back to him and reduces his self-importance by 0.001%. Hey, I can dream.
Oww! That one's gotta hurt! LOL.
Indeed. Stones come to mind.
They feed the tigers vegetarians? That's downright mean!
uhhh...still posting from the PRC/CCP playbook we see.
No, that would be like feeding Christians to the lions. And I don't advocate that! (except maybe for some of those tv preacher-crooks)
Buddhist TV Preacher-crooks? My Taiwanese friends tell me they exist.
That might be more than he could bear.
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