His Holiness the Dalai Lama shouts?
In a recent exclusive interview with Telegraph UK, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama mentioned that he gets angry too… to the point that he shouts and says harsh words. Wow. So honest. Unlike someone who shouts profanities simply for self benefit or ordinary anger, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s words and shouting comes 100% from pure compassion.
He comes back life after life to benefit people through love, peace and compassionate methods… So if he shouts, it can be from no other motive but to benefit you. How fortunate for those who receives the shouting of His Holiness! In Tibetan system, we believe he is purifying your negative karma using wrathful means when necessary. It is possible for sure. We believe sometimes something negative will happen to us, so a highly evolved being like His Holiness can percieve this and he will instantly change the course of that karma or purify it by using wrathful means (shouting). Then we will avoid this turnout. Such is the benefits of working with highly evolved beings.
Like a father towards his only child, I am sure His Holiness shouts at his advisers, secretaries and other people around him because he wants them to improve. The works of the Dalai Lama is very important as it is purely for the benefit of others. Therefore it is important for his assistants and the people working alongside the Dalai Lama to do their work well without mistakes. What would the Dalai Lama gain through shouting anyways??
Another way to see this is that His Holiness is totally honest with his emotions and reactions. He ‘admits’ he shouts too. I think His Holiness is very honest always and brutally honest about himself. Such an inspiration.
Those who work with the Dalai Lama should always be grateful as Dharma work brings benefit to countless of sentient beings.
Do take a read at the interesting article below.
Dalai Lama: I shout and say harsh words
Ahead of his visit to St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow to receive the £1.1 million Templeton Prize for contributions to advancing the world’s understanding of spirituality, the Dalai Lama spoke exclusively to the Sunday Telegraph in Dharamsala about China, his temperament, close friendships and his extreme daily routine.
Exiled since 1959, he watched helplessly as China imposed its totalitarian rule on Tibet. Today, Tibet is no closer to freedom than when he first fled Chinese occupation, but without him, the Tibetans might have been forgotten, simply another group of exiles clinging on to a fragmented culture.
Despite Beijing’s countless efforts to discredit him, the Dalai Lama has become one of the world’s most revered leaders, praised for the non-violent way he has led his people, and has a rock-star-like following (tickets to next month’s lecture tour of Scotland, for instance, sold out within hours). Along with his close friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he remains one of the last great surviving 20th-century icons of peace.
Tomorrow he will be in London, at St Paul’s Cathedral, to receive the £1.1 million Templeton Prize as “a universal voice of compassion” with a respect for “spiritually relevant scientific research that centres on every single human being.” He will announce how he is to spend the money during the ceremony. The award follows the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to non-violence, and highlights his championing of science as a vital element in religious life.
He still hopes that China will change its approach to Tibet and will initiate democratic reforms within his lifetime. “My lifetime means if I remain another ten, 20 years, then definitely we’ll see it. If I die next year, I don’t know.”
He believes that the Arab Spring has had a deep impact on China’s thinking, and that Buddhist logic could offer its leaders a way out of totalitarianism. “If they face the reality, then there is no reason for fear or distrust” – something he believes are the product of China’s rule. “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”
Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein are cited by him as people who inspire him, but says he has been most heavily influenced by the second-century Indian Buddhist monk Nagarjuna. “He said that there is a huge gap between appearances and reality. Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.”
But he hasn’t quite mastered this himself, he concedes. He gets angry “quite often” with “advisers, secretaries, other people around me when they make some little, little mistake, then sometimes I burst. Oh yes! Anger and I shout! And some harsh words. But that remains for a few minutes, then it’s finished.”
At 76, he wakes at 3.30 every morning, meditates for four hours, pounds the treadmill, and then uses Buddhist prostrations to relax. He hasn’t watched television for two years, doesn’t read novels or poetry, but is a BBC radio addict. He stops work just after three in the afternoon, and is tucked up in bed by 7pm.
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