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Dalai Lama misses sex, shoots guns (Cool!)
News.com.au ^ | 7.29.03 | Ruth Gledhill

Posted on 07/29/2003 3:40:52 AM PDT by mhking

THE Dalai Lama has admitted that, in a lifetime dedicated to celibacy and non-violence, he has missed out on sex and that he shoots at hawks in anger.

Asked in an interview what experiences he had missed that ordinary people had not, he pointed towards his groin and laughed, saying: "I obviously missed this."

He was not sorry, however: "For monks and nuns, the practice of celibacy is not just a rule. Our target is to try and reduce negative emotions. Sexual desire and attachment are enjoyable, but act as a basis to anger, hatred and jealousy."

He was not convinced that he would have made a good father, admitting to having a bad temper. That temper led him to aim his air rifle at hawks, he told Conrad Kiechel, international editorial director of Reader's Digest.

"I feed birds, peaceful birds. I'm non-violent, but if a hawk comes when I'm feeding birds, I lose my temper and get my air rifle." He did not shoot to kill, "only to scare the hawks".

Speaking in Dharamsala, India, where he has lived since China put down a Tibetan uprising against communist rule, he admitted to having enjoyed spending time with Mao Zedong.

"At official dinners he made me sit beside him and treated me like his son, sometimes feeding me with his chopsticks.

"I was afraid that since he coughed so much I would catch something. He was no doubt a great revolutionary, but at the same time, his behaviour was often that of a peasant."

He said there was a softening towards Tibet by the current Chinese regime.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; china; dalailama; tibet
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1 posted on 07/29/2003 3:40:52 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Just damn.
2 posted on 07/29/2003 3:41:10 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking; martin_fierro
Asked in an interview what experiences he had missed that ordinary people had not, he pointed towards his groin and laughed, saying: "I obviously missed this."

This is the most hilarious line! i do NOT want to think about the Pope saying something like that, however!!!

3 posted on 07/29/2003 3:44:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
What do you suppose John Paul has on his mind?


4 posted on 07/29/2003 3:47:19 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv
Lesbians. That or the bible.
5 posted on 07/29/2003 3:53:00 AM PDT by Saturnalia (My name is Matt Foley and I live in a VAN down by the RIVER.)
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To: mhking
My Dear holy one,
For hawks I think I'd reccomend a 12 gauge over under, with chokes set for different ranges.
Brownings are particuarly nice, but if you're on a budget try the Stoeger Condor.
No Pun intended.
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/shotguns/condor/
http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=008B&cat_id=013&type_id=085
6 posted on 07/29/2003 3:54:04 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: AntiGuv
LOL!!!
7 posted on 07/29/2003 3:54:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tcostell
Maybe we can get this guy to aim his air rifle at some of those "chicken hawks" that now reside in the priesthood.
8 posted on 07/29/2003 3:56:03 AM PDT by Bluntpoint (Not there! Yes, there!)
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To: mhking
that he shoots at hawks in anger.

A religious leader that shoots at a living thing in anger? Sorry, that doesn't scan for me. I refuse to accept that he's an acceptable leader of anything with that kind of behavior.

9 posted on 07/29/2003 3:59:41 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: mhking
The Dalai Lama and Tibetans were hardly nonviolent. With CIA help, they fought the ChiComs for over a decade (Tibetans were trained in the Colorado Rockies). Nixon cut off support in 1969 but some Tibetan contras continued to fight until the mid 1970s.
10 posted on 07/29/2003 4:02:46 AM PDT by DPB101
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To: Bluntpoint
Bush should take this guy to Crawford for a little target shootin'. That would piss off the 'Free Tibet' crowd!
11 posted on 07/29/2003 4:04:30 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( Support real tax reform - HR 25! See http://www.fairtax.org)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
A religious leader that shoots at a living thing in anger? Sorry, that doesn't scan for me. I refuse to accept that he's an acceptable leader of anything with that kind of behavior.

AIR rifle, to scare them away.
12 posted on 07/29/2003 4:10:25 AM PDT by Saturnalia (My name is Matt Foley and I live in a VAN down by the RIVER.)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
So many good things come from the sexually repressed.
13 posted on 07/29/2003 4:12:21 AM PDT by Bluntpoint (Not there! Yes, there!)
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To: Bluntpoint
So many good things come from the sexually repressed.

That's absolutely true!

14 posted on 07/29/2003 4:14:54 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: Saturnalia
AIR rifle, to scare them away.

Pope Urban VIII used to have the birds killed in the Vatican gardens because they disturbed his sleep. This was the same pope who placed Galileo under house arrest.

What is it with religious leaders flexing their muscle by killing? I don't get it. All I can say, is for these people, their relgion has done nothing to calm their soul and they are the least qualified to lead it.

15 posted on 07/29/2003 4:18:01 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Maybe faith should lay in the heart and not the institutions of faith.
16 posted on 07/29/2003 4:20:24 AM PDT by Bluntpoint (Not there! Yes, there!)
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To: TigersEye
Reading pleasure.
17 posted on 07/29/2003 4:26:02 AM PDT by .30Carbine (American by birth, American in belief)
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To: mhking; Registered

Just damn, is right. This just screams out for a PhotoShop job by Registered.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

18 posted on 07/29/2003 4:26:25 AM PDT by section9 (Major Kusanagi is back from vacation, ready to kick the liberal ass....)
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To: section9
"This is my rifle....this is my gun."
19 posted on 07/29/2003 4:28:41 AM PDT by eddie willers (Freeping since before the turn of the century!)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Pope Urban VIII used to have the birds killed in the Vatican gardens because they disturbed his sleep. This was the same pope who placed Galileo under house arrest.

What is it with religious leaders flexing their muscle by killing? I don't get it. All I can say, is for these people, their relgion has done nothing to calm their soul and they are the least qualified to lead it.

Religious leaders have been waging war for thousands of years, you do read the bible right? Along with animal sacrafices? The translation for "Thou shalt not kill" is really "Thou shalt not murder" And any Hebrew scholar will tell you that.

I for one like birds of prey and have watched them kill other birds, it's sad sometimes to see but it's the cycle of life. Perhaps the Dali Lama is reminded of how the Chinese hawks attacked his people. None the less, the Dali Lama has been quoted on his belief in armed self defense, something to the effect of "If you are being threatened by someone with a gun, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun".

20 posted on 07/29/2003 4:30:45 AM PDT by chuknospam
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