I always had great admiration and respect for His Holiness The Dalai Lama, although, I have never ever got to see him in person. To me, His Holiness is a remarkable man. His commitment to peace is no easy matter after he left his Tibet 50 years ago. He knows very well he cannot go back to his Tibet for a long long time.
I always wondered how he managed to avoid starting an armed resistance in Tibet. In spite of what is happening in Tibet he still shows compassion for the Chinese regime.
His Holiness has a nice way to reach out to people of all faiths. He doesn’t seek to convert anyone but rather sees his own religion as a way to enrich others of different faith. I know, this is very much in keeping with the Buddhist way which seeks everyone to become enlightened and free from suffering.
His Holliness is the best example of compassion.
And compassion, for him, isn’t simple.
Let me post the Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising against Communist China’s repression in Tibet.
I have written in the past about His Holiness here.