Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 27, 2012, 4:11 a.m. EST by WuWei
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Taken from the Dalai Lama's interview with Ann Curry of NBC news on October the 11th 2012 (youtube). Regarding the self immolations: "........those who sacrifice their lives, without hatred or anger, with sincere motivation, for the Buddha Dharma and for the welfare of the people, from the Buddhist viewpoint are doing something positive....." "........I admire the United States not, for it's military power or nuclear weopens, but for its moral principles, democracy, freedom and liberty, which are the real source of its power....." This is Nobel peace Prize Winner, the living God-Avalokishivara-God of compassion and Ocean of peace, who has selflessly vowed to forgo the pleasures of the Nirvana realms and continue on the earthly path, suffering along with us, enduring birth and rebirth, until all sentient beings, even goldfish and kangeroos, are liberated from agonies of cyclic existence.