Someone Asked The Dalai Lama What Surprises Him Most, His Response Was Mind Altering

Joe Martino | Collective Evolution

You could say that the Dalai Lama is a pretty interesting guy, after all his stance on extra terrestrial life is quite interesting. During an interview the Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him the most, his response was quite mind altering.

“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Pretty striking and powerful stuff if you really take it in. Sure, it’s easy to read this quote and move onto another page or video or whatever we may be doing, but if you truly take the time to let this reverberate in your conscious mind for a few minutes, the true meaning and profoundness of what he’s saying will kick in.


Everything Is Backwards On Earth!

We do so many things backwards here. We go about our lives in such a destructive manner on so many levels, only to use money to fix it. In order to get that money we have to work most of our days at jobs we for the most part don’t like -which of course is not good for your health to begin with. We do all this while thinking of all the toys we can buy with the money or saving for retirement that we may never make it to. It appears as though we live to work more than anything else here. In a sense we are like slaves only we don’t know it.

The Dalai Lama’s quote and what it inspires within me reminds me of one of my favorite quotes that I feel sums up how we do things here in such a beautiful way.

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” – Michael Ellner

This may be very obvious to you or it may come as a surprise to you and you might think, what do you mean? None of those things are true. To that I would respond, look around, truly look at how each one of the things mentioned in that quote operate and you will notice very quickly the shear truth that exists within those words.

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  1. grogery@gmail.com' Gregory says:

    I really enjoy what the Dali Lama has to say, BUT, is he not a man that has never had to work in his life, except to spread his word? He was born in to being the Dali Lama and I think I would enjoy spreading my word if I din’t have to pay bills, put food on the table for my kids, etc, etc,.

  2. inanna40@hotmail.com' Inanna40 says:

    This quote is misattributed to the Dalai Lama – it was actually written by James (Jim) Brown, pen name James J. Lachard
    https://centerforgloballeadership.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/an-interview-with-god-i-stand-corrected/

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