The thief left it behind: the moon at my window - Ryokan

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Extract from a conversation with the Dalai Lama


"You said you might not return. My question to you is where are you going to go?"

"To hell," the Dalai Lama retorted, bursting out in hearty laughter.

He then struck a serious note, saying that his favorite daily Buddhist prayer contains the line: "So long as sentient beings' suffering remains, I will remain in order to serve, to share their suffering."

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