The Dalai Lama's message of peace

  • Article by: ROSE FRENCH and ALLIE SHAH , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: May 7, 2011 - 7:17 PM

2,000 Tibetan-Americans turned out to see the Dalai Lama, their spiritual leader, who remains committed to nonviolence.

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armi0020May. 7, 1111:04 AM

Understandable. He didn't say justified. Nor okay. Nor that it will accomplish anything more than patting oneself on the back. We lost when we decided it was okay to detain people without trial and tortur them at "black sites" overseas, render them to other countries to be tortured, claim a right to detain American citizens without trial, bar those who turned out to be innocent from legal redress in the American courts for their detention and torture, refuse compensation to hundreds of innocent people detained at Gitmo, prohibit detainees from talking about their detention and torture, turn the Fourth Amendment’s "search and seizure" provisions into toilet paper with USA PATRIOT and illegal wiretaps, further militarize local police forces. So...yes it is "understandable" that we killed OBL.

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mitchnmurrayMay. 7, 1111:38 AM

Oh good, now I can sleep at night. Honestly, who cares what the Dalai Lama thinks? The better question is why everyone kisses his rear.

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bjflorida28May. 7, 1111:59 AM

That's the biggest support comment I would expect from him. He is all for non violence. To say its understandable shows support as far as I'm concerned.

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faurauMay. 7, 11 1:28 PM

I have always admired the Dalai Lama, both as the leader of his people and a voice peace in our time. Unlike the popular assumption, the DL has shown that peace requires a strength of will, persistent determination and rational dialog. All ends in themselves. I guess to use a confused metaphor you could call it 'fighting the good fight'.

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acidradioMay. 7, 11 1:31 PM

I hate Bin Laden as much as anyone else here. But getting rid of Bin Laden isn't going to accomplish anything. We need to find out WHY there is such a rift between us and why people would go to such lengths to kill us. I doubt that Bin Laden's followers just woke up one morning and said "I hate America. I want to kill them all."

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thewholepartMay. 7, 11 1:55 PM

"Understandable" is a very clever way to put it. EVERY action/thought/feeling is "understandable" if one was to put together all of the facets that led up to that...it's like saying "I would do the same thing if I were you"..ah, yes...guess you would!

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justsammyMay. 7, 11 2:00 PM

I think he has compassion for everybody, including those who err from the non-violent path he has chosen for himself and his people. I should think, however, that we might forgive him if he he cringes a little looking at today's photo of President Obama spiking the ball with US troops.

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buffsteveMay. 7, 11 3:29 PM

#1 sign you're pretty much the worst person on earth - Even the Dalai Lama says killing you would be "understandable"

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mnjoe5078May. 7, 11 5:51 PM

Yeah JustSammy, Obama really went over the top when he donned that flightsuit and got onboard an aircraft carrier with a huge 'Mission Accomplished' sign behind him - oh wait, I think tbat was somebody else.

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nobletruthsMay. 8, 1112:57 AM

I don't say this out of negativity, but I wish the Pope had the same friendly, child like demeanor the Dalai Lama has. I also wish more people were as even keeled, wise, understanding as the Dalai Lama is. In my opinion he is the most Christ like person living today, yet he is not Christian.

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