Thursday, April 24, 2008

I never thought

I'd ever, ever disagree with the Dalai Lama. But I am.

In my own experience, the period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life. ...Through a difficult period, you can learn, you can develop inner strength, determination, and courage to face the problem. Who gives you this chance? Your enemy.

I see where he's coming from, having to deal with the Chinese authorities. However.

I agree with him up to the last sentence. There, I substitute friend for enemy.

(Just looking at the home page of the web site makes me smile.)


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