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Here are some statements from "His Holiness," The Dalai Lama:

"Since all the substances for enlightenment exist within ourselves, we should not look for Buddhahood somewhere else."

The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness, ed. S. Piburn (Snow Lion, 1993), p. 79.

"Basically all the great teachers, such as Guatama Buddha, Jesus Christ, or Mohammed, founded their new teachings with a motivation for helping their fellow humans." Id., p. 57

"Children are usually born with their eyes closed. I was born with my eyes open. This may be some slight indication of a clear state of mind in the womb." Id., p. 34.

"Buddhists do not accept a creator; Christians base their philosophy on that theory." Id., p. 54

-- Steve Jackson (, August 28, 2000


In a different time & place, the Dalai Lama might have made a great priest.

-- just (a@little.thought), August 28, 2000.

What a lovely thought. I like to think this way too. God bless you.

Love , Jane

-- Jane Ulrich (, August 28, 2000.

Mr. Jackson, please reflect on this message, posted by the board's moderator on August 18. It appears that you have violated it, time and again, but even more this time than usual.

"Moderator's Note: This is a Catholic forum. Respectful debate, in a sincere attempt to understand what Catholics believe, is acceptable. Catholic bashing will be deleted. Posting of full essays where copyright infringement is in question will also be deleted. Any responses to this moderating decision, whether in support of it or against it, will be deleted. -- Moderator ("

As stated, this is "a Catholic forum," not a Buddhist one. No one here is Buddhist or promotes Buddhism. You are required to engage in "respectful debate," not the hatred and "Catholic bashing" that seems to be your sick, little hobby.

And so, some of us Catholics would be happy to sing, "Hello, Dalai!" -- as well as "Hit the road, Jack(son), and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more."


-- Kerry (, August 29, 2000.

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