Skip to comments.Karmic Chameleon (Barbara Walters kisses & rubs noses with Dalai Lama; becomes "a wonderful person”)
Posted on 12/21/2005 8:24:12 AM PST by dead
For Barbara Walters, heaven is kissing the Dalai Lama. And rubbing noses with him is practically a shortcut to Nirvana. Walters had both experiences while on a global quest earlier this year to learn about how the world's religions view the prospect of an afterlife.
The result of her journey is Tuesday night's two-hour, prime-time ABC News special, "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?" (9 p.m. on Ch. 7).
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The Dalai Lama's gentle manner and infectious giggle apparently worked their charms on Walters because, by the time the interview was over, she was asking the Dalai Lama if she might kiss him - which she did, right on his left cheek - an encounter you'll see on Tuesday's show.
"The warmth of this man and the humor - for about three days after being with him, I was a wonderful person!" Walters recalled. "I had nothing but compassion, I had no ambition and no competitiveness. I don't usually go around kissing heads of state, I just found him the most charming man, and it was very impulsive."
And then, the Dalai Lama took it up a notch. "Then what he did just sort of knocked me out when he said, 'Shall I show you what they do with each other in New Zealand?' and [he] bends over and rubs noses! I have never rubbed noses in any interview with any head of state!"
There was no kissing or nose-rubbing in any other of the more than a dozen interviews Walters conducted for her "Heaven" special...
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They don't tell you the Dalai Lama has filed for a restraining order...
Best part of that show was watching Richard Gere explain his Buddhist beliefs to Barbara. I've heard more insightful ramblings from stoned seventeen year olds.
Shouldn't that be the "Dawai Wama?"
Sounds like they were flirting. Gross.
It actually was a good show. I wish there was more Dalai Lama, less Richard Gere but all in all it was good.
She's feeling mortal these days... no surprize... she's older than dirt. And less relevant.
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Oh my! I feel so giddy!
So she's got that going for her, which is nice.
I've always heard about the Dalai Lama associated with the likes of Richard Gere and figured he was a Moonbat Maharishi rip off. He was actually a pleasant, affable old fellow. It's too bad he wasn't intelligently interviewed; I'd like to hear more from him.
I'm not a fan of either Barbara Walters or the Dalai Lama's religion, but I really do not have many complaints about the show. Walters did a decent job and let others do the talking. The thoroughly disgusted look on her face as she stood confronting a line of Muslim prisoners was something to see and I thought it was interesting to hear Islam as it was spun by the NY imam, then listen to the would-be suicide bomber explain the truth about Islam.
Eve put up more of a fight in the Garden of Eden - Barbara was a pushover.
They'll acknowledge anyhing but Christ.
Interesting. I watched an interview with Richard Gere and he was talking about Dalai also. Then I saw an interview with the Lama himself. It is all really quite fascinating to me. Liberals are hungry for truth just like all other humans. In the Lama they see a chance to satisfy that spiritual urge without facing a holy God and their own shortcomings. It's a perfect liberal religion. It's all so feelings oriented. If you feel good, you are good. Anyway, I find it all extremely interesting and am not at all surprised that Walters was drawn to Dalai Lama.
I missed this show, but I saw an interview with Gere and Dalai on Charlie Rose.
Not that surprising for non-Christians.
I saw an extended interview and he is just a regular guy. What's different about him doesn't come from him but from other's reaction to him. That's the shocker. He spouts religious Dr. Seusisms and people swoon. Now, I don't mean it as harsh as it sounds. I'm just telling you that he was not that special. Only his appeal seems very special. So it's really strange.
(and now a little redundancy)