July 22, 2009

Pico Iyer on the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Tricycle blog Pico Iyer

Nice blog post on the Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer. Here's a taste:

Not long ago, I was traveling with the Dalai Lama across Japan and another journalist came into our bullet-train compartment for an interview. “Your Holiness,” he said, “you have seen so much sorrow and loss in your life. Your people have been killed and your country has been occupied. You have had to worry about the welfare of Tibet every day since you were four years old. How can you always remain so happy and smiling?”

"My profession," said the Dalai Lama instantly, as if he hardly had to think about it.

Read "The Doctor is Within" here.

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