Saturday, September 16, 2006

Dalai Lama coming to Australia 2007

Well, this is fantastic news! Australians will receive a visit from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, in June 2007.

When you think that this man dedicates his entire life to the benefit of others and for no other reason than that, it is quite a humbling thought. Many people, Buddhist or otherwise, come to see him at his public talks purely because of that fact.

It reminds you just how wound up in our own little lives we can be when someone like the Dalai Lama comes to town. It's the same as the effect that Mother Theresa had on people's lives. She lived only to benefit others. Lived amongst the very poor and sick so she could help them. A very simple desire to help.

We are far too spoilt in our western lives to even contemplate this kind of simplicity. Well, I know that I am.