Yes, but not so much Western society. If you were Chinese, a Buddhist, or a student of philosophy, the Dalai Lama would have more significance to you and your views.
That the Dalai Lama lives a thoughtful life, is of pious character, and is so grounded in his peaceful beliefs, would be sufficient to convince … Read more
Nope ... No more than any other celebrity, politician, or religious leader.
Well - maybe they are relevant to the global warming situation, as they are all full of hot air. HA!
Dear Esther Watson,
Yes, his message is relevant, incomparably so.
His Holiness is a wonderful messenger beyond time, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1989, he lives his message of non-violence.
His ideas and precious mind are always relevant to this world . No matter how long this earth continue. Dalai Lama is a man beyond this planet.
He has the same amount of relevance as any other spiritual leader.
As a part of modern society, I think I can answer your question by asking one of my own. What's Dalai Lama?
No I'm not Buddhist
No and No. Although I do like some buddhist parables. Doesn't the Dali Lama live a part from the world? It's a lot harder to live in it. Wiseman says "Don't work ass off and pay taxes, get thrown in jail." What is stranger is that psychotherapists actually push the mindfulness that buddhists teach, but … Read more
Yes I am Buddhist but the Dalai Lama hasn't really influenced me that much. I mean sure he's a great spiritual example who I look up to, but my day to day life doesn't really revolve around anything that he has said or done. From all the other Buddhists I've known, I'd say that they're … Read more
Both your questions on him NO.
But anyone can recognize a "good" man regardless of his beliefs regarding "spirituality" or a "higher order."
There is truth in much of what he says.
True Christianity basics remain the same. What has changed is religions that have been formed in an attempt to get away from the direction that Jesus gave his followers. What man has done is to change things to suit his own personal likes and dislikes, instead submitting to the direction that Jesus gave.
It is … Read more
Christianity has been changing for quite awhile. I think that one of the biggest ways it has changed is in our view of God. Of the many attributes of God, modern day Christians single out love as God's primary attribute when that is only half the story. All of His attributes work together as one. … Read more
Establishing what is the truth is the most important part of Christianity. The bible warned that there would be false teachings that would take some away from following in the footsteps of Jesus. At 2Tim 4:3,4 is says "For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome … Read more