Friday, 8 October 2010

Top 10 Famous Buddhists No 1 The Dalai Lama

Paraphrasing the Buddha slightly a jug fills drop by drop and once you’ve started something you need to go all the way. So it was with my hopefully fun series the World’s Top 10 Famous Buddhists as part of the Buddha’s Face Buddhism 101 Outreach Project that we reach the top. It is interesting that they are all Americans and with the exception of Leonard Cohen and Tina Turner all intimately connected with Hollywood. Such is our world and the influence of the Californian Dream Machine on the consciousness of the planet.

So it with great pleasure and humility to pronounce as No 1 a man who is certainly the most famous Buddhist to have lived since the Buddha walked on earth and is certainly not an American. It can come as no surprise that the No 1 position belongs to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama leader of Tibetan Buddhists and spiritual leader of Tibet. In the 75 years he has been around his kindness, presence and serenity of spirit have moved millions. He strives to find a non-violent resolution to the thorny problems of our age and is a guiding light to his people.

The Dalai Lama the most famous Buddhist who has ever lived!

Read more about the Dalai Lama at Wikipedia.

“All major religious traditions carry roughly the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness is the most important thing and they should be part of our daily lives.”

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. “

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

The Buddha's Face

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