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THE DALAI LAMA ANSWERS A QUESTION
TOUR
HOLINESS.
WHAT
SURPRISE'
YOU MOST
ABOUT
HUMANITY?
BECAUSE HE SACRIFICES
HIS HEALTH IN ORDER
TO MAKE MONEY.
AND THEN
HE IS SO
ABOUT THE
FUTURE...
THE RESULT
BEING THAT HE
DOES NOT LIVE IN
THE PRESENT OR
THE FUTURE.
THEN " SACRIFICES
MONEY TO
HIS HEALTH.
THAT HE
DOES NOT
ENJOY THE
PRESENT.
HE LIVES AS
IF HE IS NEVER
GOING TO DIE.
AND THEN HE
DIES HAVING NEVER
REALLY LIVED.
...
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#2 - yunablade
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(06/11/2012) [-]
Unless some one pays me for scratching my balls I don't see any other way of making a living without working.
#36 to #2 - funnnyjunkie
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(06/12/2012) [-]
maybe he even refers to the fact that if you spend your life doing what you enjoy with the ones you love, youll be happy. if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life.
#139 to #2 - theoriginalzombie
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#4 to #2 - Mahazama
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(06/11/2012) [-]
Obviously we still need to work, but we need to enjoy life too
#10 to #2 - Fgner ONLINE
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(06/11/2012) [-]
Nah, you miss the point. The point isn't to not work, the point is that western life is a vicious cycle sometimes. We work to make money and to support our family, and we need to of course, but some people take it too far. Some people will neglect their family to "help their family," sacrifice their health to make money, et cetera. It's more important to live a life well lived, with happiness and joy and people to support you the entire way, than to live a life where all you cared about was work, even though you say that work is just to help.
#24 to #10 - yunablade
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(06/12/2012) [-]
allright, point taken
#27 to #24 - Fgner ONLINE
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(06/12/2012) [-]
But I agree with you completely, we need to make a living.
#12 - greeklemoncake **User deleted account**
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#18 to #12 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
So someone tells you something and you believe it without asking any questions or researching it, then someone says the opposite and you instantly believe that and persecute the other person for telling you different. This could have been said by anyone, we have no source so it could literally have been said by some hobo. You see why your an idiot?
#19 to #18 - greeklemoncake **User deleted account**
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#28 to #19 - angelojuusan
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Thumbed for the forgotten virtue of honesty.
#30 to #12 - greeklemoncake **User deleted account**
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#8 - cactusupthebutt
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(06/11/2012) [-]
Love the post, but his name...I never knew that was his name.

WUT?
#14 to #8 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Holy. ****
#17 to #8 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Tenzin is one of the most common names in that part of the world
It's like being suprised that a westener is called John.
It's not a big deal
#21 to #8 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
THIS EXPLAINS
EVERYTHING
#131 to #8 - dubzzzz
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#32 to #8 - Nazistick
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Thats right. Thats how they got Monk Gyatso and Tenzin got their names in Avatar :D
#57 to #32 - cactusupthebutt
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(06/12/2012) [-]
That's ******* amazing. I love Avatar more now! Yet I have yet to watch LoK
#63 to #57 - Nazistick
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Another cool thing. You know Mako from the show? he is named after the voice actor who played as Iroh.
#64 to #63 - cactusupthebutt
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I knew that one. Mako was a great voice actor of my childhood.
#65 to #64 - Nazistick
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Yes he was. R.I.P.
#16 to #8 - qazkqazk
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(06/12/2012) [-]
You know its cause Avatar is heavily based off of Asian culture. The Dalai Lama is basically the real world avatar.
#26 to #16 - Lambda
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(06/12/2012) [-]
If I recall, earth kingdom is based on China, fire nation is based on Japan, the water tribe, the inuit peoples, and the air nomads, Tibetan monks.
#15 to #8 - AwesomeAnonomous
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#104 - mrhaihoang
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(06/12/2012) [-]
just the way I understand this
#109 to #104 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
someone has to give up on their dreams for society to work. In a way you're just being selfish for trying to do what you love, which is probably something that doesn't benefit mankind at all.
#126 to #109 - mrhaihoang
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I see your point here. In my country there's this idiom: if you're born, you will be useful. So instead of trying to improve what we're not good at and end up being average, we should do what we enjoy (most of the time being what we're good at) and be significant. There's always appropriate positions in the society for us. I think the reason why someone can't live with their dream has something to do with our education system, stereotypes and their parents wanting them to live the dreams they couldn't fulfill (high expectation Asian dads?) etc.
#121 to #109 - wowpotatoes
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I'm going into radiology because I love to help people, It will require me to do 200+ volunteer work. I will be working with sick infants in the ICU and making sure they have someone to sing to them and rock them to sleep.
#153 to #121 - Esplosions
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(06/12/2012) [-]
If I remember right that job is hard as **** to land, so I'd have a back up plan for the time that you're waiting for an opening.
#156 to #153 - wowpotatoes
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(06/12/2012) [-]
It's hard if you don't get your name out there, that's where the volunteer work comes in, people get to know you and will write letters of recommendation and you volunteer at the hospital you plan on working at so they know you.
#119 to #109 - jgk **User deleted account**
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#133 to #119 - anon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
And This.

(God, you people on this sub-thread rock)
#114 to #109 - arnolducus
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(06/12/2012) [-]
i love my job... i get paid to make a real difference. just like many others
#90 - traviver
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I read his name as Dalai Llama.
#93 to #90 - SemiAnon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Llamas are far from peaceful monks.
Llamas are far from peaceful monks.
#95 to #93 - traviver
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Maybe llamas, like mankind, vary in ideas and cultures.
Maybe there are llamas who speak the word of peace, just as those who speak the word of malice. Llamas may, in their own regard, be able to withhold their own respective ideals, and as such, disagree on varying subjects.
Whose to say that llamas cannot love, that llamas don't know the meaning of peace, harmony, and the pursuit of happiness?
For all we know, they may be just as capable as you and I are of thinking, perceiving, and rationing ideas. I dream of a time, in the near future, when llamakind is respected for their beliefs, changing from our ways of discrimination against the llamas. Let this be a change from our erroneous ways of living, let us accept the llamas for what they represent: life.

What the **** am I talking about. I need to sleep.
#97 to #95 - SemiAnon
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(06/12/2012) [-]
That was beautiful. If that's what you can put out with a lack of sleep, never go to sleep again.
That was beautiful. If that's what you can put out with a lack of sleep, never go to sleep again.
#46 - Leyf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Wow... thats deep. But like really, what can we do? Its not like we can choose to "not" make money. We have to. Life; living, is expensive...

**** I hate this world
#49 to #46 - awesumpossum
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(06/12/2012) [-]
the only way to truly be happy i guess is to wipe out any form of currency idk it might work
#50 to #49 - Crax
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Or you could be self-sufficient... just sayin'
#62 to #50 - whatugawkinat
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Too bad that probably will be illegal in the not so distant future. Too much greed in this world.
#52 to #50 - awesumpossum
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(06/12/2012) [-]
its another option
#108 to #46 - heretofap
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(06/12/2012) [-]
if you remove the desire for material items, you are released from the pain they cause, resulting in lasting joy.
#116 to #108 - Leyf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Thing is though, without money you WILL die. You have to buy food, you have to buy shelter, you have to buy land. Its horrible, really
#122 to #116 - heretofap
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(06/12/2012) [-]
no, that's incorrect. if you don't own money, you aren't limited by not having enough, nor encumbered by its upkeep. if you have no limitations to your property because you don't own any, you will not be troubled by it. if you catch and cook your own food, and boil your own water to purify it, you don't need to buy any. it's called being self sustained. in a few years, i'm sure you will understand better.
#123 to #122 - Leyf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
In a few years I will understand better... Right.

To get that pot, to boil my water. Ill have to steal it. I don't have money after all.
Where am I going to live? The Subway? What about when it storms, rains, snows? How will I stay alive? How am I going to make a fire in the winter when all the sticks are wet and I have no MONEY to buy supplies. Catch my food? With what? The fishing pole that I BOUGHT?

Money is this world.
#128 to #123 - heretofap
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(06/12/2012) [-]
you dont need a pot, you find a round enough stone and carve it into a bowl. you don't live in an urban area, you go as far away from humanity as possible. as for shelter, you build it, or use a rocky outcropping for the basis of a lean-to shanty, which provides storage for fire construction matirials and food and more water, which you can make jars from sunbaked river clay pots. there are a multitude of traps you can utilize to catch small game ( ever hear of a deadfall trap? weighted pulley for a woven reed net and trigger system?). and it's not hard at all to make a simple fishing rod.
i believe you are mistaking homelessness in an urban enviroment for semi-nomadic buddhism, which is what i refer to. people did used to live unshackled by currency and the society that is is required for sustainability.
#155 to #128 - Leyf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
But that's when people knew how to do ALL of these things, because they had to. Those are all lost arts
#161 to #155 - heretofap
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(06/13/2012) [-]
it's not rocket science, its trial and error. if you cant do that then how do you even call yourself a member of the human species if you cannot perform basic functions nessisary for living on nothing, which people have lived in that manner for thousands of years? its basic survival skills, not some "lost art" or "ancient mystical way".
#162 to #161 - Leyf
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(06/13/2012) [-]
Im saying I doubt I could make a fishing pole from things JUST found in the woods... What would you use as string?
#163 to #162 - heretofap
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(06/14/2012) [-]
animal fibers from the lining of their stomach, or braided vines to make simple twine.
#59 to #46 - dtox
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(06/12/2012) [-]
This is where stuff like this gets put to question.

It's forgetting the fact that we grew out of the need to survive indescribable threats that would push some species to the brink of extinction.

so what if I have to work a portion of each day? We're living for much longer, and much happier, then those that did centuries ago.

through the power of commerce and economic advancement, we work in much more comfortable and favorable conditions than ever before, sometimes we even enjoy that work.

and in the process, we are able to afford luxuries and the ability to enjoy ourselves.

Even the poorest of individuals in a city environment in the US wont go hungry, just something to think about how far we've come.
#72 to #46 - redwolfradolf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I've actually heard of a few people who live without money, without a house, and without a job by choice.

One hat a friend of mine knew lived on the AT, doing odd jobs in a nearby town in exchange for supplies.

I've never had the pleasure of meeting this guy, but my friend says he's one of the happiest individuals you'll ever meet.
#137 - infiniteduress
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(06/12/2012) [-]
**infiniteduress rolled a random image posted in comment #333 at rubber band ** how i live my life
#138 to #137 - jackford
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(06/12/2012) [-]
your username....... do you play league?

#140 to #138 - infiniteduress
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(06/12/2012) [-]
yes check my avatar for more proof
#69 - redwolfradolf
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I didnt know samurai jack became a reporter.....
#34 - EmulateSnes ONLINE
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(06/12/2012) [-]
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Now excuse me I need to go hug my Child.
#79 - barpmeep
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(06/12/2012) [-]
i take it that monk has never: ridden a jet ski, gone snowboarding, gone skydiving, ridden a rollercoaster....all which require money
#112 to #79 - heretofap
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(06/12/2012) [-]
removing the need for material goods, such as currency, eliminates the desire for the things you can get with said currency. he may not have, but he would never find the need to in the first place. buddhism teaches that the constant cycle of death and rebirth is caused by a desire for material goods, but behind that is the true motivation defined as a craving for existence. remove the desire, remove any pain and suffering that is associated with the desire. by removing the pain and suffering, one is able to expirience joy and inner peace.
#81 to #79 - doubleac
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Bet you he doesn't need to and is content the way he lives :)
#82 to #81 - barpmeep
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(06/12/2012) [-]
the reason he is content is because he hasn't done any of those things before. If he did go ride a jet ski or sky dive, he'd go back to his regular life and be like "wow this is boring as ****"
#87 to #82 - doubleac
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(06/12/2012) [-]
Well maybe. But as they say every sint has a past and every sinner has a future, eh wasn't born being the dalai lama, for all we know he may have been crazy party guy who rode exploded jet ski's and sky dived while having sex. Idk about what one must do to become the dalai lama, but i'm sure he didn't have a boring life growing up
#84 to #79 - IcWhatuDidThar
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(06/12/2012) [-]
That monk is a drawing. I dont think he has either.
#86 to #84 - barpmeep
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(06/12/2012) [-]
"i take it the monks in which that monk drawing represents" is what i meant to say
#88 to #86 - IcWhatuDidThar
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(06/12/2012) [-]
I was being a smartass.