3.18.2008

"A Young Deer in a Tiger's Hand": Time, Patience & The Path To Right Action

“Last few days I had a sort of feeling, a tiger, of a young deer in a tiger’s hand. Deer really can fight the tiger? Can express. But actual fight? Our only weapon, only strength is justice, truth. But effect of truth, justice sometimes takes longer time. Weapons power is immediately there.”—Dalai Lama
Context, courtesy of the New York Times.

Learn more about the Tibetan culture, the current situation, and the Middle-Way Policy.

(Relevance to beekeeping practice on a scale from 1 to 10: 11.)

2 comments:

Thew said...

Perhaps the simplest way to struggle against the tiger is to personally boycott the Olympics. Don't watch the games. Don't patronize the advertisers. If doped-up little narcissist/athletes want to whore themselves out for China's coming out party as a world-class oppressor (look out Uncle Sam!), don't honor them, their sponsors. or the nationalists of all stripes who find materialist comfort in counting the medals. Do it for the people of Tibet, as well as Darfur, and Burma.

Eva Yaa Asantewaa said...

It breaks my heart to see the situation come to this crisis with the violence and the terrible pressure on the Dalai Lama who has always been nothing but reasonable, compassionate and patient. I have been a fan of the Olympics in the past, but I have no taste for any of that now.

Gerry, you are a hoot: "(Relevance to beekeeping practice on a scale from 1 to 10: 11.)" You go, grl!

Eva