Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Dalai Lama in Denver

Sunday afternoon, I heard speak a man – Tenzing Gyatso. He bowed reverently and offered respects to the man who introduced him, then to the audience of 15,000. He is known by the title, “His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.” After being introduced, he advised that he is just a simple Buddhist monk.

I believed him.

He told us that to come to the conference expecting some miraculous blessing was nonsense. And he proceeded to explain that his skin itched incessantly until he was given the miracle of ointment to apply to the skin.


In simplicity, perhaps.